Nancy Mteki - Artist's statement
“Before spending time trying to find someone, you must first find yourself. Parts of the process before capturing a selfie is, that l have to connect with the space as much as l can. That space could be a specific set or something it in my thoughts. My artwork speaks, not only me but also for people who engage in the so-called #hashtagmoments. Don’t allow your habitual behaviour to dictate the real.”
Nancy Mteki’s earlier works involve women and their daily experiences in society by deconstructing conventional forms of visualization. From February until May 2016 she participated in the International Studio Program of the ACC Galerie of Weimar. She is currently working on the meaning and influence of social media, selfie culture, beauty and the self.
“Worrying about your followers, you need to get your dollars up.” (Aubrey Drake Graham)