For the last two months I have been working on a series of portraits called “Persona”.
Portraits have always been hugely popular and today with the invention of the selfie, they are central to our mass culture. Once a symbol of status, portraits today are of “Everyman”, the more ordinary the person, the more relevant he is and we can easily identify with him.
As my portraits evolve over time, they come to life and become companions in my studio. Although not self-portraits, they all depict certain aspects of who I am today.
“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter”: Oscar Wilde “The Portrait of Dorian Gray”
In addition, I am painting a group of “Mugshots”, portraits of people typically taken after being arrested. This series is still in progress.