"The tool of every self-portrait in the mirror. You see yourself in it. Turn it the other way, and you see the world." Agnes Varda
A self-portrait is a great tool for self-exploration and expression. It has been used by artists for centuries in order to discover the self as a means to better understand and express the physical world. Studying, capturing and expressing the self is an age-old preoccupation which continues to the present day and is reflected best in the constant outpouring of selfies that are treated as the malaise of the trigger happy generation who have easy access to user-friendly cameras. This workshop decodes how the self-portrait is different from a selfie-and how to use this journey from selfie to self-portrait to figure out who you really are.
The exercises include painting the inside and the outside, word portraits, part of my portraits, indirect portraits. We will also decode the self-portraits of great artists to understand what makes them special. The workshop will end with each participant making their own artwork of themselves which we will frame for them to carry back.
Roohan Segel is a practising artist with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the College of Arts, Chandigarh. She has worked in the field of design and art for the last 25 yrs with varied experience in product design, sourcing, graphic design, working with craftsmen, curating art and teaching. She is currently teaching art and graphics as Visiting Faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi and working as Gallery Assistant at Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi.
Roohan does art/museum walks and provides art consultancy for international tourists. She also conducts art and creativity workshops for children and passionately believes in the power of creativity, inherent in all children, as a means to overcome the pressures of modern-day living.
Roohans artworks have been procured by enthusiasts and connoisseurs both within the country and abroad. She has participated in many group shows including the India Art Fair in 2019.
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