My practice is driven by an underlying fascination with the human person, their voices, their faces, their breath, their accents, and their capacity to seize sympathy. Indeed, the human face is a mysterious site, etched with a beauty and dignity that beckons portrayal.
My large-scale portraits combine the ideals of classical realism with the spatiotemporal sensibilities of post-internet and post-photographic aesthetics. The monumental scaling of these faces, rendered manually by hand, exudes a sense of beguiling tactility and dexterity that fixes the viewer’s gaze. Unlike the multitude of faces constantly crowding our digital screens, I want to create portraits with a solidity that cannot be simply ‘swiped’ away.