Body and beauty in the 21st century update

Been working on this for a few weeks now, playing around with layouts and designs, still not got my website sorted out so don’t have the server space to upload it. Still not had a good think about making it mobile friendly yet which I think is going to cause some major problems.


QR codes (5) Self portrait

Took a self portrait to put into a QR generator with the intension of painting the result, heres the picture and the QR code.

QR codes (4)

As an extension of the QR code and Glasgow Smile ideas I would like to take a portrait photograph of myself as I discussed in a previous post and use the QR code it produces to create a painting either in oils or acrylic.

This is an experiment into how the ideas of digital art can manifest themselves traditionally with a finished work that could be presented within a gallery environment.

Glasgow Smile (2)

Tonight I’m going to try and take some pictures to try and progress with the Glasgow Smile idea – I think I’m going to try and experiment with the images to create something similar to Douglas Gordons cut out collages where he removes features such as the eyes etc from photographs.

I was thinking as another development of what I have been doing over the past few weeks was to try and distort or manipulate the elements and personal features of the images, in order to not offend anyone I’ll use myself as the guinea pig. This will be my first experiment with the Renaissance Humanism section of my project where I intend to study and¬†experiment¬†with ideas surrounding the individual as opposed to cultural or issues dealing with society.

I quite like the idea of adopting the same working methods both to the global and individual sides of my project, this is in the hope that the project moves forward as one whilst retaining a sort of duality.