All Love is Self Love, 2011
All Love is Self Love, 2011, a set on Flickr.
Chase Alias selected Best in Fair at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, 2011. These are his final choices for the exhibition.
I began to think about how to introduce myself today. One normal greeting might be, Hello my name is...but there is exactly where i drew a blank. You see. I have so many names that I go by and that I'm know by. So many monikers, screen names, nicknames, legal names, avatars and stage names that "I" cant even keep track of them. We all do actually Most Famously I go by Chase Alias, Holden Vamce III or even Cubby but in reality those arent who I am. I am David Stuart Pollack, Conceptual Artist, and Human Being. Those other people are just Characters. People I've created in order to express myself in some way. They are like the paint brushes in my strange form of conceptual Art which I cal Immersion Art.
All love is self-love. All interpretation is self-interpretation. The value of "interpretation" is that through it, one might expose reality, or explain oneself. –Ai WeiWei
By turning the camera on myself, and selecting the photographic Genre of self-portraiture, I am attempting to create a canon of works consisting of probing, surprising, and thoughtful images. The majority of my photographs seem to be pictures of myself, however, these photographs are most definitely not self-portraits. Rather, I combines Method Acting and Conceptual Photography reinterpreting two art forms to create a brand new art, which I calls Immersion Art.