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In fotolog/, Ospina explored the conflict between history and language of portraiture as “high art” and the technology and circumstances of image making and dissemination in the 21st Century. His work presents a critical approach to the customs and intentions of portraiture crucial to the complexity of its predicament as a subject for contemporary painting. Using a sophisticated knowledge of the language of portraiture and painting developed through studying both at the Slade School of Fine Art and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Ospina paints digital low-resolution amateur photographs snapped for Web 2.0 networking sites. The resultant symbiosis of differing method and purpose drastically alters how we think about historical and contemporary representations of identity. Text source: