I include this here because I want to make a point about abstraction, figuration and scale. With the presence of a human body, abstraction is reduced to surface pattern and decoration in this instance. Rather than infinitely scalable to include other things, it's just background and wall paper. I liked looking closely and not thinking about anything with the first three images here. I'm assuming if you didn't know the work or I hadn't told you, you could consider them as three separate works rather than progressive details. Such is the relationship to photography and abstract/non-representative painting.
With the inclusion of a forward figure (a reference point), I am faced with a confrontation and perhaps nothing else about the artwork. On the other hand, such works within the same show (abstract and figurative) may be making just this point albeit an academic one. Perhaps a greater synthesis between foreground and background would make for a more realized painting. Then again such a cut and paste aesthetic may also be making a point about the technologies of our time. Unfortunately, I am not given enough information here to answer this definitively. Certainly, in hindsight, selfies in front of paintings have really become a "thing."