Monday, 8 October 2012

the ghostly portraits of jason salavon

Portrait (Velázquez), 2009/10
You can't be sure of who or even what you see seems to be the message of the Portrait series by Jason Salavon. But although the Chicago-based artist's amalgamated computer-manipulations of these paintings of four Old Masters make the subjects ambiguous they're also recognisable, wraithlike and mushy yet somehow exact in their detail.

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