Douglas Coupland – You’ll Never Know …

Douglas Coupland, You’ll Never Know What We Really Look Like, 2015

Douglas Coupland, You’ll Never Know What We Really Look Like, 2015Vancouver-based artist Douglas Coupland produced the 2015 Art Toronto MOCCA Benefit Edition.

Douglas Coupland’s 2015 series Deep Face explores Facebook’s recent corporate initiative to identify all faces posted to the website by using facial recognition algorithms — a somewhat intrusive proposition, but one that will be implemented, regardless.  Facebook’s proposition is a small taste of the retrograde privacy invasion that will typify much of the near and distant future. DeepFace presents portraits that recall photographs by Thomas Ruff or screen shots by Andy Warhol that have been obscured through scientific camouflage and deflection techniques. The camouflage create images that are neither masks nor generic abstraction. They dually conceal and technologically reveal our identity, representing the state of in-between-ness that pervades the modern mind.

Medium: Archival inkjet print,
Size: 16 x 22 inches (unframed)
Edition of 25,
Courtesy of the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Signed and numbered
Price: CAD 2,500

This limited edition Douglas Coupland print is available at MOCCA