tristan pigott makes oil paintings for the instagram generation

Alice Newell-Hanson, i-D, November 2, 2015

The British artist uses color like David Hockney and calls his self-portraits “selfies.”


You can immediately relate to the subjects of Tristan Pigott's paintings. His portraits have a snapshot-ish quality, like scenes you might see on Instagram - of friends sitting on the subway (actually the Tube - Tristan lives in London), putting on makeup still half-dressed, or eating breakfast and looking slightly worse for wear. He captures awkward in-between moments that feel both everyday and surreal.