#Trump as #Selfie
Art Series by @oligoldsmith
I am sharing this body of work under creative commons - feel free to use as is or to further remix etc. with attribution as dofollow hyperlink to to my website (oligoldsmith.com)
Experiments with depictions of 2016 American political leaders - Donald Trump primarily and Hillary Clinton by Artist Oli Goldsmith (oligoldsmith.com/). Most resulting images surround depicting Trump, via digital processing methods similar to 'PhotoMosaic' techniques - as groups of imagery scraped from the web relating to the #Selfie genre of self-portrait snapshot popularized on social media and Instagram.
Other images play with #Trump as #Clinton as #Trump - involving recursive levels of initially producing a selection of images of Clinton made of Trump images, then used as foundation to build new Trump representation.
I will for now at least leave any interpretation of imagery as far as implied meanings etc. to viewer.
I typically lean away from overtly political, heavy-handed 'i mean this you must know and should think so too if possible' messaging in my work. While some of the pieces in this body of experimental digital artworks tend toward a fairly simple reading (yes I am suggesting there may be very little actual difference in meaningful outcomes between candidates in #trump as #clinton as #trump recursive mashups!) hopefully the oddness of the imagery itself and range of #SELFIE related and actual selfie images blend in these pictures in unexpected, possibly awkward ideally non-boring ways!
My work tends towards ambiguous and surrealistic compositions that consciously invite viewers to collaborate in exploring my pictures.
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