“I am creating a series of important augmented reality portraits of YOU, the under-appreciated KickStarter backer, to be exhibited in a solo exhibition at Pari Nadimi Gallery April 4th – May 4th 2013.
As an artist, when I look around Kickstarter all I see are the creators, where are the backers? I’ve been an artist long enough to know that art is about who pays for it. How can important people be satisfied helping others without being recognized themselves? The powerful and wealthy patron should be celebrated the way they have been in the past, in grand portraits commissioned and hung on the walls of museums and galleries. […] I want to reveal your true inner essence in your very own 21st century augmented reality portrait. As a Famous New Media Artist I have access to the latest techniques and technology, everything necessary for you to truly express yourself is at my fingertips. I’ve been making myself look amazing in augmented reality self portraits for over 10 years and I’ve decided it’s time to help others look as great as I do.” (From Important Portraits‘ Kickstarter page)