Pull Me Apart (self-portrait)
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.