[The art happens here]
Annka Kultys Gallery’s online platform dedicated to the showcasing of digital art in its natural habitat, so to speak. The creation in 2020 of [The art happens here] provides a natural extension to the gallery’s offline programme which has as one of its strengths the presentation of “digital natives” or artists making art that engages with technology and the internet.
Annka Kultys is pleased to present Ben Elliot’s Unreleased Selfies, a solo presentation by the French artist Ben Elliot as part of the gallery’s third online exhibition. The twenty six selfies made during Covid-19 quarantine, and are part of the ongoing series started in 2017. The images explore various moods and emotions, such as sadness, joy, fear, and excitement the artist experienced during the the period of confinement.
The artist notes: “They are selfies that I originally took for my Instagram. I never published them because they were not good enough or because they were outtakes of other selfies. It is a kind of behind-the-scenes of my posts.”
Ben Elliot’s practice addresses subjects such as influence marketing, high-speed media channels and contemporary devices.
Ben Elliot was born in 1994 in Paris, where he lives and works.