Iiu Susiraja has made her own body the centrepiece of her art. Her photographic self-portraits have been seen all over the globe and are in high demand. The Portraits at Home exhibit is the first time her works will be shown in Canada as part of NORDEN: The Festival of Cool at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
Described as a rebel by Harbourfront Centre curator Marlee Choo, Susiraja brings her unrelenting gaze to the self-portraits that have a still life quality about them. Even before the emergence of selfies, a self-portrait has been a relatively common artistic expression, like the multiple paintings by Rembrandt and van Gogh of their own image.
Iiu Susiraja says that any commentary about ideals of beauty are not behind her images, they are within the viewer. Her art aims to document feelings through the lens of the unforgiving camera. Brave is an attribute she hears a lot, but thinks it is more about being comfortable with her self-image, which was not always the case.
The exhibit runs until Sunday December 23, located beside the Artport Gallery at Harbourfront Centre.
10/24/2018 11:00 PM - 12/23/2018 6:00 PM
235 Queens Quay West