Portraits as a ‘likeness’ of an individual captured through painting, drawing and/or photography have been a part of human culture since prehistoric times. However portraits can have many different purposes that affect the way in which the concept of ‘likeness’ is interpreted, the form of ‘capturing’.
I used a pastel portrait of a life model called Rosie as the basis for a series of expressionist monoprint collages.
Key inspirations are:
Here I took a more figurative approach focusing on line and tone from charcoal drawings inspired by:
- Kathe Kollwitz
- Egon Schiele
- Lucien Freud
- Luc Tuymans
- Marlene Dumas
These collagraphed drypoint images took a much more symbolic approach attempting to capture inner feelings from a series of events in my life inspired by: