Tristan Pigott: The Art of Social Narcissism

Greta Bellamacina, AnOther, November 23, 2015

Artist Tristan Pigott’s most recent collection of paintings, wittily entitled Dead Natural, targets both the way sitters traditionally pose for a painting, and the way we painstakingly choreograph our own ‘self-portraits’ on social media. His work takes the form of painterly portraits, but rather than following the contemporary zeitgeist, Pigott questions the human ego; in his world we are all far more awkward than our Instagram-filtered selves appear to be.