Philip Peaurt

Self Portraits

1998 - 2000


This body of work used the familiar visual device of the artist self portrait.  In the first series a shop mannequin was used to critique the idyllic portrayal of relationships in advertising imagery.  The ‘decisive moment’ was also playfully sent up in a series of cable release portraits of the artist performing everyday domestic actions.  The final set of images questioned the role of photography as evidence of self improvement.  This theme was further explored through video and performance.


all images © Philip Peaurt  1998 - 2016, (unless otherwise indicated) all rights reserved