Benjamin Broinowski

Reflected Selves # 2
2018
Framed Digital C-Type Archive Print
A2 420 x 594 mm

Reflected Selves

The five intimate portraits represent women reflected in a mirror.

This series is suggestive of a re-imagined version of the ancient story of Narcissus. Notions relating to perceptions of one’s self are embodied through Greek and Roman mythological narratives.

The portraits are humorous but simultaneously reveal the potential psychological dilemmas relating to one’s own perception of themselves. Metaphorically, the portraits of the twins and one other, are presented in a romanticised manner.

The euro-centric ,mythological landscape depicted by artists for centuries and used to represent Narcissus is replaced with portraits of contemporary women, in amongst a typical Australian landscape -light infused, complete with discoloured foliage caused by an unrelenting sun. We see the perplexing and curious double- our twin.

Reflected Selves # 1
2018
Framed Digital C-Type Archive Print
A2 420 x 594 mm

Reflected Selves # 3
2018
Framed Digital C-Type Archive Print
A2 420 x 594 mm