In Your Face

  Miss Measured - 50cm x 60cm Oil on Canvas

Miss Measured - 50cm x 60cm Oil on Canvas

 

'In Your Face' 

Currently in progress in the studio

This body of work addresses a philosophical investigation into portraiture, one of the world’s oldest art forms. An investigation of self-image, triggering questions such as:

  • What is a portrait?
  • Where does portraiture sit in today’s society?
  • Where does portraiture sit today in relation to self-image?
  • How ‘real’ is the portrait today with the consideration of magazine imagery, social media and the omni-practice of the ‘Selfie’?
  • How is the portrayal of  the image manipulated by the sitter i.e. make-up, pose etc?
  • How is the portrayal of  the image manipulated by the artist, often with the incorporation of their own emotions?
  • How does the artist or the audience relate to the sitter in terms of self consciousness?
  • Do portraits ask questions?
  • Can they give answers?