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Ongoing Series


'This portrait is me - this portrait is not me.

The self portrait is something I have been interested in for as long as I can remember making art. There is a level of dissociation which occurs when you look at yourself too long. At first glance you recognise 'this is myself'. Then slowly an analytical distance occurs. You start to see yourself more as form, flesh, curvature and skin. Abstract shapes. 'This is not me, not what I think I look like' 'This is the mirror' 'This is the phone' 'This is the filter'. We dissociate. I think there is a strong tie between looking at yourself too much and dissociating from reality.

Current technology, applications and social media have us frequently looking at ourselves and making constant comparison, so much so I can say with confidence I have met many people in creative industries who view the 'real world' mainly as content for their feed. I am not a person with my own life to them - I am a side character in the movie of their life. This dissociation has become normalised behaviour.

Some cultures believe taking a picture of someone will steal your soul - do we still have souls today?'

All portraits are presented in their original uncensored format. Many of these images have resulted in bans on Instagram and Tiktok.

Each of these portraits takes an average of 1-2 months to create. No AI generation is included in any stage of the process.

As this is an ongoing series, this page will be updated regularly with new pieces as they are released.  


Venus In Retrograde (2023)

Burnished Self Portrait - Wes Viz

Burnished Self Portrait (2023)

La Traviata - Wes Viz

La Traviata (2022)

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