Tug-of-War is from a series of works which play with the tradition of self-portraiture to depict reality as an interplay of physical, virtual and imagined realms.
Using screen-based softwares, Kilic virtually inserts herself into the natural world by embracing elements of digital artifice. Like the Surrealists of the 1920s–40s did with analogue technology, Kilic employs digital tactics to test the boundaries the boundaries between what is real and what is fabricated in an image.
Maya Kilic is a mixed-media artist working within the field of digital photography, video and animation. Based in Sydney, Kilic’s work playfully explores personal narratives regarding belonging and feminine identity in relation to popular culture, internet culture, adolescence, dreams and fantasy. Maya completed a Bachelor of Design in Photography & Situated Media (Honours) at UTS in 2020.