The Fakes/Portraits sequence of Fake Lily, Fake Ginger, and Fake Enya explores the representation of contemporary icons in a post-internet world, where questions of gender and the non-human are intertwined. They are the continuation of the paintings Felt Cute, developed with the control algorithm software.
In this body of work, the dataset consists of the imagery produced in Felt Cute and submitted to a more advanced algorithmic software. Here the results are more realistic, yet they strangely bring to mind Renaissance portraits. Moreover, our eye is once again disturbed by gestures and non-human forms that remind us of the presence of the machine in the creative process.
Fakes 2023 60/70 cm
Acrylic and inkjet print on canvas
pics: Falk Messerschmidt