No One in Particular, Except…
Chikako Miyata, Chris Jahncke, Alan Van Every, Andrew Guenther, Yuval Barel, Dan Kopp, Jay Davis, travis, Tai Ogawa, Andrzej Zielinski, Thom Smith
Ultimately photography and Picasso liberated portraiture from the limiting likeness of the sitter or the exaggerated caricature of an intended target willing or otherwise.
No One in Particular, Except… mixes portraits in paint that are more than just pigment suspended in medium.
Some artists paint with glitter and others with technology or hate, while others are incorporating paint onto objects— moving off of canvas and onto to forms like coconuts, fugu and stones— others employ collage, in fabric, plaster, shadow, hemp and including, human residue, some aim for abstraction. Incidentally only one self-portrait is included; the Artist uses a multiplicity of materials that exemplify his identity.
Portraiture in the last 100+ years is transforming into an open and exciting field to explore as we engage international and artistic pluralism in this new millennium.