Oil on board
30" x 30"
By painting the human figure/portrait, I explore the construction of identity, how to render the individual identity and to the sense of presence in a portrait. I am interested in working with portraiture as art and how to push portraiture further. I have been focusing on rendering two aspects of the human being: the presentation of the self and morphology. Through these two aspects of the psychological and physical, I am interested in the nature of being. We physiologically and psychologically experience a constant metamorphosis. I am interested in the observation of that evolution, how it affects the artifice of the presentation of the self, how to document it; and finally, how by the act of creating a portrait, the art itself acquires an identity of its own.