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 more than six thousand daily made self-portraits, begun in October of 2003. Each work is titled by date (y-m-d).

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