Self-Portrait with Phantom Twin

  • 2017
  • Andrea Crespo
  • Digital print
  • Diptych - Each painting: 162.5 x 91.4 cm

The two-headed twins Cynthia and Celinde feature repeatedly in the artist’s iconography. They took shape through her fascination with the American Siamese twins Abby and Brittany Hensel. Crespo’s work looks at what appears to be both on the margins of art and of society, and reflects a changing world.

© Andrea Crespo 2018. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage


Andrea Crespo

Andrea Crespo's fascinating world is populated by a variety of characters and avatars that feature in animated films, prints on fabric, drawings and installations.

Crespo completed her BFA at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2015. In the same year she exhibited at the Swiss Institute in New York and took part in several events at international institutions. Moving beyond current assertions on identity, the body, gender and digital, her anticipatory work rejects categorisation and suggests alternatives drawn from subcultures and amateur online art platforms such as DeviantArt.

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