These Clair-obscur self-portraits have been inspired by the work of Chuck Close. In understanding who we are, we see ourselves as an accumulation of many little pieces coming together and forming one entity.

These two pieces are collages made with magazine cut-outs and hole-punched circles. They embrace the concept of Clair-obscur with play of value / lights and darks.

 Smile

Smile

 Serene

Serene

 

All works © Karine Sarkissian 2013.
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