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 starting point of her work consists in the LS diaries, a visual diary of more than six thousand daily made self-portraits, begun in October of 2003. Each work is titled by date (y-m-d).