Self-Portrait 6 (2012)
Acrylic painting by Daphne H.C. Shen


  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 24.02 × 24.02 × 1.18 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Daphne H.C. Shen

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

In my work, my main concern are about myself and the thoughts. Therefore, my paintings are always focused on six main perceptions, which are Self-Portrait, Complexity of Brain, Universe, The status of Stillness, Map and Dream. For me, these topics' relationships are related to each other closely.

Currently, my art practice is trying to develop the idea of Complexity of Brain. What is the exact reason to make the numerous thoughts in my mind? It is really interesting and leading me to have the desire to explore the possibilities of it. Thus, through this concept, I attempt to use psychological and mathematical way to explain it, and I see myself as a doctor and patient in the same time, to heal myself through the monologue from the inner part. During this process, I imagine acting like a doctor to analyse and dissect my brain, and then observe it as a method, it seems like I am doing a surgery to(for) myself, the idea of surgery is also creating more space to think about the complexity.

Materials used:

Acrylic. Canvas