Zgarden

 

For better and, some would argue worse, the camera phone has gifted self-portraiture to the masses. What then, is the purpose of a self-portrait in 2021? In Z Garden, Michael Zavros continues his investigation of contemporary self-portraiture within the canon of art history and popular culture.

The exhibition builds on his darkly funny, critically acclaimed photographic series, A Guy Like Me, which debuted at Sullivan+Strumpf last year. In Z Garden, Zavros presents himself in idealised non-human form, through a reinterpretation of internationally revered monuments of architectural, historical and horticultural grandeur.  

It is playful and tongue in cheek but serious too, revealing not only how the artist sees himself, but how he imagines others see him too. 

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