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Pull Me Apart (self-portrait) by Alexander Bateman

Pull Me Apart (self-portrait)

Alexander Bateman

A portrait of

Self portrait

Medium

Oil paint on card

Dimensions

84 x 59 cm

Artist Age

18

Artist School

Northside Christian College

About the work

My name is Alexander Bateman and I live in Brisbane. This self-portrait represents my teenage years. As life for me unravels, morphs and distorts, so do I and my world views. Trying to keep a level head and straight line of thought is near impossible when overwhelmed by the amount of opposing opinions and divergent philosophies one comes across whilst traversing social connections. Becoming a product of your environment, especially as an impressionable and volatile teenager, is inevitable; this paired with being surrounded by polarity and absolutes can feel as though you are being pushed and pulled in so many directions at once.