From the series “Imaginary portraits”, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm A series of very simple small works, almost trivial: each drawing depicts a face and an expression. Is it possible to create a catalog of all the expressions of the human face? Is it possible to classify all the attitudes that our face can take and give a name to each one? No, obviously, because the expressions are endless, as well as the possible variations in the human physiognomy, so that a certain attitude, worn by different faces, can assume from time to time different meanings. It 'a game in which the variables are too many to govern, a sort of indeterminate equation. But then, what sense can have a job like that? Indeed, it could be interesting to investigate why, who portrays the faces, has chosen these, among all the possible infinite combinations. There are some recurring elements? The expressions are mostly happy, or sad and pensive? The eyes are directed towards the observer, or are they absent, facing something hidden? Eventually, this collection of chromosomes will not be able to describe a kind of genetic code, but it will be something very close to the genetic code of the artist. www.saatchiart.com/ico71
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This illustration is a mix of art deco style and contemporary illustration. Elegant and symmetrical composition, sharp shapes of the leaves and usage of turban associate with influential visual arts design style from the 20's. On the other side, mask and cucumbers on woman face have strong, contemporary message about modern idea of beauty. Spa and Wellness lifestyle connotations are bringing concepts of wealth and luxury, but all this meaning is weakened through intense compostion. Pastel colours complement the whole look of this not so obvious woman.
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