#identity

From CyberSpace to CyberCafe

From CyberSpace to CyberCafe
“From CyberSpace to CyberCafe,” Coffee Haven, Long Beach, CA, 2003.

“From CyberSpace to CyberCafe” was art exhibition showing a set of drawings I created after graduation. In these drawings I wanted to further question the identity and it’s representation in art. This time my goal was to explore how perceptions of identity, race and relationships change when seen through various cultural “lenses.” All portraits and self-portraits were drawn from different digital photographs.

Broken / Fixed II

Broken II, self-portrait, oil on canvas.
“Broken II,” oil on canvas, 2001.

Fixed II, self-portrait, oil on canvas.
“Fixed II,” oil on canvas, 2001.

The second version of “Broken” and “Fixed” self-portraits I created as a part of my graduate art research. These two paintings are the creative bridge between my first self-portraits and the ink drawings I created for my m.a. art exhibition. I intentionally departed from the traditional representation of likeness in a search for a more abstract representation of a self.

Vjeran Miljenović

The art blog of Vjeran Miljenović
— visual artist working in traditional and digital media.