Silent Communication Artist Portraits
We at Linus Galleries value the way an artist expresses themselves about their artwork. It gives us an idea of what their process is and what they’d like to accomplish as an artist. Fine art photographer and curator here at Linus, Linnea Lenkus, kept this in mind as she selected participants of our “Silent Communication” art show for her Artist Portrait Series. By encouraging them to show their personality in front of the camera, the final artist portrait is meant to compliment their artist statement. With two portrait studio locations, Lenkus also specializes in creating fine art photography that captures all stages of life.
Participating artist of our most recent art show, Kimia Kasraie, let her personality shine through for her artist portrait session with Lenkus. At our contemporary art gallery she presented her piece I Was Born This Way. This oil painting of a bird’s portrait added variation to the mix of portraits within the artwork collection. Here instead of seeing an immediate expression of emotion, analysis of the detail is required. The creature’s head tilts to the side, almost submissively allowing the viewer to admire it’s appearance, and its stare meekly avoids eye contact as though being careless to its undeniable beauty.
“My work derives from an irrepressible urge to magnify often overlooked and unique details that surround me. I strive to capture the allure of life across many different subjects. The diversity and intrinsic beauty found in the natural world inspires me to explore and create meaningful experiences for my viewers. I define beauty as the essence, the very life of an object or figure that attracts the attention of an observer. When painting and drawing, I thoroughly investigate my subject until I can understand the specific elements that contribute to its form, I then represent those as genuinely as I am capable. The majority of my work has been representational as I have found that art form to be the most honest method of communicating with the viewer. However, as I explore new techniques of creating art and expose more of my own self in my work, a new phase in my career as an artist is developing and I draw great inspiration and excitement from that fact.
I found the photography session with Linnea very engaging. She was very detail oriented when observing what gestures and expressions captured my personality, which I found extremely impressive. She also made me feel very comfortable and relaxed during our conversation while taking photos.”
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