WEAREDATA2 Portraits (2022-)

In the digital age of now, humans are neither represented by brushstrokes, ink nor figures on a light-sensitive emulsion, but by a collection of square pixels. Tiles of data that can be viewed on backlit screens

The “We Are Data” series of painted portraits explores the dramatic changes in portraiture over the past decades. The ongoing series began in 2021 and consists of 40 acrylic paintings on 21 x 29.7 cm paper. The faces depicted were indiscriminately copied from social media and compressed into binary to reveal the raw data beneath, while maintaining the anonymity of the subjects.