Doron Beuns

I produce works of art that deal with the friction between selfhood and otherness. My works set out various constructive and destructive modes of coexisting with others. My early works specifically focused on the othering nature of my self-portrait and my destructive response to that estrangement. This evolved into producing self-representations that were made, activated and/or destroyed through the involvement of other bodies and objects in my direct environment. This involvement could for example concern a physical relationship between a work and its audience, a metaphorical relationship between me and my romantic partner or a material relationship between two or more artworks. The differences between living things and inanimate entities are becoming more and more muddled within my work as the contemporary world around me shows a similar tendency. I suspect that this tendency will further challenge conceptions of selfhood and otherness. My works could be considered symptoms of that challenge.