February 2 - March 2
‘Selfie’ is a group of works that began in January 2018 and is a continual exploration and expression of self identity for the artist. The images are all self portraits but are designed to break the rules and conventions of the traditional.
Using distortion, disruption and manipulation the artist has created self portraits that are representative rather than accurate.
Samantha Jane Eagle (Also known as Phoenix Nova) is a Worcester based Visual Artist. They achieved a BA (HONS) in Art & Design and an MA in Creative Media both at the University of Worcester, the latter being completed in 2018.
Their work revolves around identity – particularly that of themselves. They identify as Trans Non-Binary, and use They/Them pronouns. Their current area of interest is self portraiture and the rise of the ‘Selfie’. They are also involved in research around Tattoos, Tattooing and the part this plays in the identity of both individuals and groups.
They work with Drawing, Painting & Photography usually with a mixed media approach. They are influenced by various ideas and artists, including Frida Kahlo, Chuck Close, Automatic Drawing and Making works in response to music.
Worcester City Council’s Inclusive Growth Grant has funded the hanging and gallery space costs for this exhibition.