Portrait’s have always been one of the most interesting journeys of colors, shapes and details. At the same time you reach out towards something familiar but also something that almost seams impossible to capture. Self-portraits on the other hand are the kind of art that draw from the life lived and might bring up difficult feelings or memories.
In the era of selfies, portrait can be more realistic presentation of yourself than mobile photographs ever. Selfies are versions of you seen from the outside world (and usually meant to present yourself for the outside world). Painted or drawn self-portrait allow your inner self to reach the surface. The outcome is clear to the artist (and that way for the artist) but without an obvious message, it can act as a source of introspection for others too.
For me self-portraits are not for sale – they feel too personal to sell away.
Sandstorm is a study of inner power saying “Value all the facial lines and furrows, your wisdom shows in them”. For me one of the greatest insights have been the fact, that not only you%eir best.
When I freed myself from the pressure of the outside world norms, what is seen beautiful, I found my power of self-expression. I’m like the dynes in the dessert, evolving continuously without being better or worse, just in a different form and place.
Almost rock-like presentation of myself gazing at the future, reflects the place I stand today. I’m totally content. The real power lies in time send with yourself.
PS. I’m not against selfies. I actually quite enjoy taking and posting them. It just has a different purpose.
In era of selfies, portrait can be more realistic presentation of yourself than mobile photographs ever.
Watercolor and acrylic on paper
- Year: 2021
- Size: 50 x 70 cm
- Price: 1 500 €