Introducing SELFIE: a book of masked self-portraits by Ken Kagami.
From Homer Simpson to Snoopy, characters play a central role in Ken Kagami’s drawing practice. Every morning when he arrives at his studio, the artist chooses from his collection of masks, costumes and other props, creates a character and takes a phone selfie in his bathroom mirror – the result by turns surreal, strange, hilarious and unnerving.
A warm-up exercise of sorts, this process has become a key part of his daily routine, foregrounding all of his other artistic experiments. In SELFIE, his first ever photographic publication and his first book published by Hato Press, he shares 114 of the resulting self-portraits.