Mery David, born in Venezuela and based in London, performs for the camera in her portrait series.
Mirrors have been under a conceptual contrast between the representation of truth, and the belief of possessing supernatural powers that distort reality.
They can show us what we look like, and they can be portals to another dimension. A dimension of loneliness in which the individuals distance themselves from others, seemingly so close to them.
Based on the notion of loneliness, and feminist theories on the role of the women in the family sphere, ‘Ghostly Present’ is a series of digital portraits and self-portraits. The series narrates the artist’s personal struggles to fit in with her family’s expectations of a future career and a Western life-style.