Raegan Maddox
Painting & Drawing

As we struggle to form our identities, we spend most of our adult lives rewiring our brains and confronting past traumas. I aim to depict the challenges we face when maturing. Informed by the concept of narcissism and referencing social media trends, my work explores identity, style, empowerment, and transformation. The narratives within seek to establish a universal connection with my audience, specifically reaching out to anyone who has ever felt strange or invalidated for their emotions or for simply being themselves. By giving expression to mental states through color, symbols, and repetition, these paintings tell the story of my personal transformation into a state of self-awareness and acceptance.