Canadian artist Sára Molčan (b. 1986) captures the universal desire to be liked through her large-scale paintings. Molčan’s work speaks to the careful curation of our own displays of emotions, our imperfect existence, and the ambivalence towards romantic partners in an effort to seem like you don’t care.
Known for her exploration of how social media penetrates daily existence, she questions and confronts the notions of our curated exposure of self-disclosure, sense of insecurity and the need to consistently reinvent ones’ brand.
Molčan’s work translates the ephemeral selfie into analog format, using technology as a veil of abstraction. Drawing inspiration from user interfaces, sexting, and identity play, her larger-than-life selfies demand to be removed from context and placed back in the digital world.