ART OF A PORTRAIT // 8.05.2015 SUPPORTED BY UY ART COLLECTIVE
What does it mean exactly to draw the face of a human being? A portrait is never only a question of proportions or features, but the representation of one's existence – his hopes and fears.
SHADED SOULS was an exploration into what it entailed for the artist to produce such an evidence and turned out to be an experiment in loosing myself fully – ego, ambitions and issues alike – in order to create space for the Other.
5 hours, 28 individuals, 28 silent dialogues, 28 meditative charcoal interpretations. Becoming but a medium between paper and reality, I saw in their eyes the shadows and the light that inhabited each of them. An artist and a piece of art, "an exchange of universal energy, an unspoken phenomenon of higher intimacy. And in that moment, we were not alone. Our souls united...we were infinite".
"I was lost in dark eyes and felt so blessed... Thank you!" (Thomas M.)
Edited from the words of Aniv B. Vince Robitaille
Photography by: Julia Tet
Portrait by Vera Kochubey