Part of Modern Love

Self Portrait with Cutout and Dating App Profiles

David Haines


2018 – nero pencil on paper 

David Haines’ work encompasses painting, drawing and video based on images drawn from the internet. He explores digital habits, behaviours and identities in online communities and on dating platforms. His anthropocentric practice focuses on the body and mediated images of the self, queer self-performativity, sexuality and desire. Self Portrait with Cutout and Dating App Profiles is a drawing of the artist’s likeness juxtaposed with several screen images of him on tablets. The work, painstakingly executed in fine pencil, suggests different registers of the self and of the real, the physical act of drawing contrasting with the virtual, flat, reflective world of the screen.

Work on display at the Centraal Museum.


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