artesumapaz (2019)

ARTIST RESIDENCY – ARTESUMAPAZ, COLOMBIA

This residency was an integral part of my development as an artist. It came at a pivotal moment deciding on what direction I wanted to take next in my life. Prior to this residency, I had never completed a self portrait. As it was a time of introspection and self exploration, I decided to focus solely on this for the duration of my stay. I was also intrigued as to how many ways you could represent one subject. 

I learnt to blind contour and drew only from life using a mirror. I found this gave more of a truth to the portrait compared to working from a photograph. 

Artist’s I referenced during this project were Marlene Dumas and Lucien Freud.