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This ballpoint pen self portrait, ‘Unprecedented Facial Hair’, epitomises lockdown fatigue. Over the past year; phrases such as ‘uncertain’ or ‘unprecedented times’ have been used ad nauseum. The jestful expression on the subject’s face whilst wearing an avocado shower cap, looks to introduce levity as a vehicle to express the apathy felt by many in this current paradigm of political mistrust and social unrest.

During this most recent & longest lockdown in the UK, the importance of positivity in response to the mundanity of the seemingly perpetual isolation is imperative. The experimental and unprecedented choice of sporting a moustache for several weeks was an attempt at gaining an aota of control, a sentiment that can be understood by all of us during this tragic period in human history.

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ballpoint pen on antique text

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#realistic #photorealism #realistic portrait #ballpoint pen #pen drawing 
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Unprecedented Facial Hair (2021)
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This ballpoint pen self portrait, ‘Unprecedented Facial Hair’, epitomises lockdown fatigue. Over the past year; phrases such as ‘uncertain’ or ‘unprecedented times’ have been used ad nauseum. The jestful expression on the subject’s face whilst wearing an avocado shower cap, looks to introduce levity as a vehicle to express the apathy felt by many in this current paradigm of political mistrust and social unrest.

During this most recent & longest lockdown in the UK, the importance of positivity in response to the mundanity of the seemingly perpetual isolation is imperative. The experimental and unprecedented choice of sporting a moustache for several weeks was an attempt at gaining an aota of control, a sentiment that can be understood by all of us during this tragic period in human history.

Materials used:

ballpoint pen on antique text

Tags:
#realistic #photorealism #realistic portrait #ballpoint pen #pen drawing 
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My practice looks to empower often marginalised minorities through the exploration of identity within portraiture. Confronting socio-political issues within my drawings can act as a catalyst for a discourse regarding... Read more

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