THIS IS ME NOW
THIS IS ME NOW | AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ART
AUGUST 4, 2017 - AUGUST 26, 2017
Different from a self-portrait, autobiographical art focuses on experiences or memories; however, that doesn't mean that the self need be absent from the work completely. The artist may choose to depict important figures from their past or present, situations or locations with strong emotional resonance, or even more abstract images that trigger specific feelings or attitudes. Autobiographical art persuades viewers to relate their own lived experiences and personal history to the work, and indeed the audience's own life may be crucial to understanding it. Lived experience and personal history shape how viewers respond to autobiographical work.