The Muse at 269 Gallery | Studio
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR
The Muse at 269 Gallery | Studio

The Muse Gallery proudly presents


Opening night 18.05.2017, 6.30-9.00pm

18.05 -28.05.2017

Let people love themselves – The Selfieteria

Do you recognize yourself when you look in the mirror?

Do you rely on mirrors for a sense of self, or does that come through actions; given that looks so often obfuscate the truth?

Do you seek perfection in amongst the Photoshops of popular culture, preferring to project yourself onto more mesmerizing paradigms of perfection, than the face that meets you in the bathroom mirror time and time again?

Well good! Why not aspire to be a better version, why not seek perfection of self; in a successful, beautiful and ideally extroverted individual. Or maybe not, just create a bubble of denial and live in bliss amongst a society that is progressively celebrating the narcissist, if it’s not grossly misusing the term that is.

Why not ‘like’ being liked, or just fain social ineptitude whilst orating that fact in the crowded rooms of social media or perhaps on the YouTube?

What is the difference between the person you see in a photo and the one in the mirror anyway, who knows, do you, I don’t?

Do you roll your eyes at the selfie, cheesy, clichéd and for teenagers? Why judge, when you so often check your reflection in a car window without a second glance. An augmented and marvelous self-image is in fact a crucial component, when hoping to survive in societies rear view mirror.

Maybe flattering angled selfies are not that stupid, maybe whatever is necessary to keep self-esteem up is a brilliant idea and ‘fun’ at the same time. For, after all, the longer we look at ourselves the funnier the process becomes.

‘Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?’

…Well, it’s me of course, what a ridiculous question.

(Anon 1974)


Offers you a comfortable space to enjoy the very special and intimate moment of selfie. Enjoy our ‘selfie corner’, take some ‘stupid’ selfies (ask for further details) and print them out or post on Instagram/ Twitter or Facebook with hashtag #selfieteria.

In Selfieteria browse portfolios of our artists and order a portrait for your loved ones (including yourself).

Selfieteria serves you a special moment to contemplate yourself and befriend yourself without any social pressure to be perfect.
“A selfie (/ˈselfiː/)[1] is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a digital camera or camera phone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They are usually flattering and made to appear casual. Most selfies are taken with a camera held at arm’s length or pointed at a mirror, rather than by using a self-timer. A selfie stick can be used to position the camera farther away from the subject, allowing the camera to see more around them.”