Zhang Jie’s self-portraits reflect a fascinating, very personal journey. They are much more than a simple reflection of the artist’s physical appearance. Zhang describes the process of painting and something like “talking to myself” and an effort to be “true to myself” in her artistic exploration. Looking closely at the details in the artist-model’s paintings reveals that her works are in fact an exploration of the artist’s own self and inner psyche. ‘Narcissism is the common attribute of my artwork… I want to anatomize myself with scissors in my hands, to analyze myself as a female artist, a woman and a human being,’ proclaims Zhang Jie.