IN SEARCH OF SIGNIFICANCE
Exploring classical portrait art within the contemporary.
A collection of my portrait work, both commissioned and personal.
In the "Black and White" group of work I am rethinking tradition in art by deconstructing traditional ways of drawing and painting in search of significance in the portrayed subject and an unique artistic voice.
Starting with representational portraits and then applying interventions that introduce the energy of creative process I am trying to put the artistic legacy in a new, contemporary context. The abstract forms and textural elements add emotional weight and highlight the human subject by drawing attention to the portrayed face they frame.
The resulting layers of painting styles create a new artistic identity that engages the viewer with the process of expression and resolution of artistic ideas.