Artist's description:

His painterly style shows his body in motion.

Inspired by the omnipresent modern day selfie and the classic portrait paintings, this work reflects how we perceive people we know, not as the frozen, high-detail “replicas” of photographs or portraits, which capture only the instant of that person, but the living, moving forms that we really perceive: blurred in motion and complex in the way real people’s characters and personalities reveal themselves slowly over time.

The urge to record ourselves is one of the most fundamental drivers of creative culture, and portrait painting is one of the most prevalent genres throughout history. Until recently, only the rich could afford to commission portraits. But with the advent of photography (and especially now with the omnipresent cell phone), portraiture has become so democratized that everyone has the ability to instantly create his or her own portrait. Enter Essentia.

“Photographic portraits depict an instant but what if you need to show more? How do you really portray somebody? How do you capture their life-force? Their passion? Their ever-changing motions and emotions?" These are the questions that kept coming up for the artist as he created this unique collection and striking collection.

Materials used:


Selfie 37 (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Mark Dziewulski from United States

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