Contemplation

/ Contemplation

For the final assessment of my Bachelor of Fine Art course, I made a series of seven large portraits. Through the project I examined the amount of information a facial expression can provide about a person’s inner world. Taken from a cinematic context, the referential images were all of women lying down. To me this symbolized the inactivity of the physical body, creating space for the psychological.  Guided by their facial expressions, I imagined a state of mind for the figures, which I then included in the image in the form of a written text. Each of the drawings has a theme, such as doubt, guilt or innocence.

 

 

The Victim of Thought (2016) Pastels and charcoal on panel, 244 x 122 cm.

 

An Uncorrupted Feeling of Relief (2016) Pastels and charcoal on panel, 244 x 122 cm.

 

The Inconsolable (2016) Pastels and charcoal on panel, 244 x 122 cm.

 

An Unjustifiable Crime (2016) Pastels and charcoal on panel, 244 x 122 cm.

 

In the Face of Desire (2016) Pastels and charcoal on panel, 244 x 122 cm.