Casket is a new scientifically radical Self-Portrait that speaks of identity and that challenges the traditional self-portrait by using forensic identifiers.
Artist Pamela Schilderman’s thumbprint, hair, teeth, retina and DNA present an alternative visual perspective of the self through the lens of criminological science.
Schilderman’s practice is strongly influenced by science, exploring notions of identity and individuality through repetition, often juxtaposing microcosm and macrocosm as though adjusting the lens of a microscope. She seeks to challenge people’s preconceptions and definitions of painting and drawing through multiple approaches – the use of unconventional materials, liberating them from the two dimensional sheet into the three dimensional sphere, and creating the illusion of the work being alive, belonging to the space, growing into it.
In particular, she has a fascination with the infinitesimal world surrounding us, invisible to the naked eye, which has given rise to a recurring reference to atoms, the very building blocks of life.
23rd January 18 - 25th March 18