Shanuiqe Benze

MA Fine Art Interim Show

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Artist Statement 

Shaniuqe Benze 

My virtual studio space is my laptop. I use 2D images taken in a 3D virtual world called Second Life, uploading them into photo editing programs which then starts a process of deconstructing my images. I have developed my digital art based on my avatar inworld which has given me the opportunity to create and exhibit my art to a virtual audience anonymously. 

My creative process and how I want my images to look reflects my social identity within the virtual world; considering physical, social, & mental elements of whichever race/ethnicity I choose to identify with and how it affects me being perceived in different groups in the inworld community. I express myself by deconstructing the identity of my avatar.