For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists who have explored portraiture as part of their practice: Corinna Spencer, Mark Jameson, Alan Stones, Guy Burch and Nick Martin
Lovely Creature, 2018
Oil and acrylic on paper
Portraits, 2009 - 2012
Portraits in oil
Father and Son, 2015
Oil on linen / 459 x 610 mm/ 2015
Psycho House, 2015
Inspired by the Hitchcock building it sits on 'yin-yang' self portraits and contains interiors to match disturbed and calm inner voices.
Portrait with Glove and Jug, 2010
Three flat areas of colour, which could be used in a portrait, are arranged in portrait format. Images of a glove and a small jug, which could be attributes of a person depicted, are presented adjacent on a white ground. Visual, physical and conceptual qualities of paintings as surface, illusion and object are manipulated to make them more evident.
Published 4 August 2022