“Self-portrait is the most efficient resource that man has found to make clear their yoica nature, existing in front of the other, separated from the other. It is an eminently modern procedure, a blow of authority from the ego at the height of representation. It is the exaltation of authorship. In this genre, the artist not only ventures into his own identity but also records his passage among mortals, turning the portrait into a document that eternalizes and legitimizes it.
The digital retina transforms the world into a screen. In one day, approximately ninety-three million people take selfies, and one million of them are posted on social media. The contemporary world is an auto-erotic viewing screen. The interiority of this world-screen is digital. It is what is known as digital beauty –with Byung-Chul Han–. A world-screen where people only find pleasure in themselves.