Portrait artist uses self-portraiture to reflect on identity

Toowoomba Region artist Chris Abrahams has turned the focus on himself in his latest exhibition, Cracking the Mirror Stage, which is on display at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery until Saturday, April 24.

Abrahams’ solo exhibition explores the concepts of artist, body and self through self-portraiture.

He said his interest in self-portraiture came after a period of introspection and reflection on his identity that caused him to question how the use of the body as a tool expressed the body as self.

“A self-portrait is a way of expressing one’s self, but it also is a way of finding one’s self, or more accurately, a way of creating one’s self,” he said.

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