Mise En Face painting
Mise En Face painting
Mise En Face painting
Mise En Face painting
Mise En Face painting

Mise En Face painting

Regular price $3,500

Medium: oil on canvas

Surface: Canvas, unframed with painted edges
Width: 36 inches
Height: 36 inches
Depth: 1 inch

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Each piece you purchase will come with a certificate of authenticity, a signed document proving the authenticity of the work and containing details about the artwork for your reference.

©2019 Paul Richmond 

Model: Laura Richmond

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” - Oscar Wilde 

The paintings in this series portray diverse figures who thrive within the outskirts of mainstream society despite being regarded as invisible by the conservative patriarchy. The expressive application of paint gives the subjects a bold physicality and undeniable presence while the gestural, emotive marks suggest their resounding humanity. Masks, often tools for disguise, take on a metaphorical role that connect the models to a greater narrative, engaging a dialogue of identity, otherness, and personal mythology. My treatment of form explores both reality and abstraction, engaging color, shape, and pattern to continuously deconstruct and rebuild. The painterly surface becomes a mask in itself - the visceral, emotive marks reduce the literalness of the depiction while invoking a more substantive connection to the figure and their story. 

Mise En Face painting
Mise En Face painting
Mise En Face painting