Beautifully Expressive Self-Portraits Set Against a NY Backdrop


This alluring self-portrait work is a combination of flowing body movements set against recognizable backdrops throughout New York City. The work features Spain-based multimedia artist Veronika Marquez in a slow dance across each composition. She performs for the camera and uses her body to express her emotions through elegant gestures.

With a graceful presence, Marquez purposefully moves within the space to create a dialogue between each prominent figure and the urban landscape. New York City is blended together with a fictional reality in which the artist exists multiple times. Viewers are invited to explore the photographs as Marquez deliberately interacts with her surroundings to create a captivating narrative.

The artist says, “As a photographer that specializes in self-portraits, my relationship to my body has changed over time. I now look at myself with the awareness of being seen, exploring the ‘I’ that is both fiction and non-fiction.”










Veronika Marquez’s website
via [It’s Nice That]



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