Charlie Stein, Robot Protesting
Colored Pencils on Paper
29.7 x 21 cm
Charlie Stein's paintings and drawings depict female robots that resemble humans on the surface, and yet appear unnatural. The artist humanizes machine-like figures by assembling individual components from various Instagram selfies to create new images. The portraits follow the typical style of staged self-portraits found on the Internet. Stein often shows her subjects looking slightly upwards. Their abnormally large eyes are in keeping with the transformations promoted by the facial filters common on social media.