The face is the image of the soul. In portraits I try to convey not only the physical resemblance, but... Read More
The face is the image of the soul.
In portraits I try to convey not only the physical resemblance, but also the psychological and emotional nature of the subject in order to get closer to understanding the psyche of the individual. I like to analyse the subject with an eye to the emotions, to read in his countenance the character, testify to the state and the depth of the soul, capture the mood, and bring all these elements and features in the portrait. I do understand the world that is reflected in the eyes of the protagonist.
While a photo crystallizes the facial expression in a single moment, the portrait gives a more general impression of the person.
I prefer painting portraits on a neutral background so as to focus the viewer’s attention on the face of the subject.
Lips, eyes, posture, hands always say something about a person’s inner impulses. Even the expressive facial flaws serve to characterize the subject’s personality and represent his internal world with more accuracy. I incarnate in the person I’m portraying to understand the essence of human individuality. Through this process of identification and empathy a new unity appears, as between an actor and his character.
I try to interpret this idea by bringing together the unique and unrepeatable that
is in the appearance of the model, together with the ideal of personality created by my imagination.
Painting a portrait requires careful research and a lot of concentration, as well as the ability to capture the vibrations of the thoughts and the feelings of the soul. The slightest change in the person creates a new portrait, as well as the light that changes with the passing of time along with the tones and colors.
Despite the changes that occur to the face being painted, it is important to be able to preserve the unity of the movement and individual vision of the subject.
In my works I try to make sure that the impression of those who view the portrait are the same as if they were looking at the real person.