Call for Entries Accepted Artists
Falls Church, Virginia, USA
My animations combine traditional painting and drawing techniques with digital technology to create animated portraits, which are displayed on small LCD panels, or projected, large-scale. Dozens of individual stills portray my face, changing only slightly from one image to the next. When the images are unified digitally, an animation is created.
Each video is comprised of multiple painted or drawn self-portraits that, although similar, possess slight variations of color and treatment. When animated, the paint and mark move across the surface, resulting in a portrait that is in constant flux. My eyes blink and skin twists and contorts while colors and drawn shapes flash across the surface.
I explore identity through an examination of my portrait or segments thereof. Some works illustrate an expressionless and indifferent face, while others show extreme, often threatening expressions. The viewer is to guess which of these works reveal my true character, and can contemplate the notion of a shifting personality as my face changes slightly, or contorts drastically.
The views expressed by our artists in their artist statements do not necessarily represent the views of our art galleries. Artists can be visually expressive but may verbally misrepresent their true intentions or ideas. Please note that we support expression, whether it is controversial or not, but our intention is never to offend.
If you are interested in art collecting and would like to purchase this beautiful art, give our art galleries a call. Our art gallery is a wonderful place for art collectors.
Our owner and curator is portrait photographer Linnea Lenkus who has a passion for high quality art.