Girls on Tumblr

Sure as the internet Headlines That Will Shock You – and You’ll Never Guess Why!, pictures of cats and extensive documentation of overpriced breakfasts, the world wide web will never be short of pictures of girls.

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Tumblr girl

It’s this proliferation of pictures of female faces that has inspired illustrator Jon Burgerman’s blog, Drawings of Girls I’ve seen on Tumblr.

Tumblr girl
Tumblr girl

The colourful series of portraits shows the shared message of these images – each of them screams out, ‘like me!’

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Tumblr girl

Now, 100 of these images are to go on show at east London gallery Beach London.

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Tumblr girl

The universal desperation for approval is evident in the majority of online images of girl faces – whether from adverts, fashion spreads or the ubiquitous selfies that clutter our walls.

Tumblr girl
Tumblr girl

According to the gallery, Burgerman’s blog aims to help him ‘understand the imagery and in turn contribute to its ongoing, endless scroll of a conversation’.

It adds, ‘The images he has drawn range from humorous, fun and celebratory, to the sexy, seedy and sad.’

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Tumblr girl

Tumblr Girls runs from 27 March – 27 April at Beach London, 20 Cheshire St, London E2 6EH

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Tumblr girl

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