virtual abyss

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There are always at least two sides to everything.

I wanted to portray one of the many sides to social media/virtual platforms. Despite the fact that the virtual world is very prominent in our everyday lives, it can also lead one to slip towards the wrong direction. One can become emotionally disconnected, lose touch with reality, or even forget the authenticity of face-to-face communication.

In my work, the middle row represents our society/reality. However, if you look closely, no one is looking “at” each other - they’re all looking elsewhere emotionless. The top and bottom rows, which are slightly faded, represent the images of themselves that they’ve created in the virtual world. And in that world, they are expressive and are actually facing the ones who are facing them in reality.

(Monochrome Awards 2018 submission)