The existence of human life
‘The self-portrait most intrigues me; not only are the deepest feelings and emotions of the artist visible, but also how they stand in society. It shows who we are in current times.’
Lique Schoot is a multidisciplinary artist. She works in the tradition of conceptual art. Since her graduation, she has used the self-portrait as a vehicle for exploring the nature of existence. Her work shows identity, daily life, general emotions, and deals with the major themes of life.
The LS data is a total work of art, extended in time, frame by frame. It shows her entire, growing œuvre, encompassing paintings, photography, objects, installations, digital art, site-specific art, texts, and books.
The starting point of her work consists in the LS diaries, a visual diary of almost six thousand daily made self-portraits, begun in October of 2003. Each work is titled by date (y-m-d).