Submission: IN-FAMOUS by Martina Rall, Tübingen/Germany:
Three Icon Self-Portraits from my series "Being Marilyn Monroe", a series of self-portraits reflecting and expressing my admiration for and my identification with inspiring modern day icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, Maria Callas, Romy Schneider, Michael Jackson, Grace Kelly and Niki de Saint Phalle.
This series is based on a series of coincidences, that brought me to explore and re-think the inherent nature of portraying, providing a practical meaning to the American poet William Carlos Williams' quote: «The artist is always and forever painting only one thing: a self-portrait».
Education: Master in Italian and German literature as well as linguistics, Universities of Tübingen/Germany (M.A.) and Parma/Italy, Fine Arts guest studies at the Academy of Arts in Nürtingen/Germany.