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Two-sided paintings

Initial experiments:   Through using the recto and verso of the support I created two contrasting versions of the same figure, through different painting techniques expressing the two sides of each identity and the fact that we don’t only have one unified identity. Acrylic paint and charcoal on Mdf: Front Back Front Back Front Back To explore the concept of the double identity further I used transparent surfaces to merge the two contrasting portraits. Here the images change in relation to where the light is, also enabling to see the different layers of the painting. Using portraiture was my final decision since the face is mostly associated to our identity and first appearances. Acrylic paint on glass: Final pieces: ‘Double portraits’. Standing pieces allowing to see both of the sides by going around the piece. Paint on mdf:   Transparent

Multiple identity

Exploring the concept of multiple identity by working with multiple layers Paint on paper: Paint on cardboard:

Artist research on fluid identity

Francis Bacon Although his art has always been based on figuration, Bacon has never shown interest in realism, and the body and faces of his figures are deformed and without structure. This is partly because of the belief of the artist that irrationality is what makes a painting a work of art, rather than an illustration. The deformation of his figures also suggests a deep analysis of human interiority, conveying a psychological struggle. This reflects the statement of the artist that “painting is a duality” and has to therefore, go beyond simply aesthetic principles, to reveal the inner reality of human beings. The psychological pain reflected through the bodies portrayed is expressed in an objective manner, representing the condition of the entire human existence and not only of the artist. This interest in the psychological aspect of man demonstrates the influence of Freudian ideas on the painter.  Not only are the subjects of his paintings deformed but the actual concep