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2012 July 31

RL Portrait by Fermin Mendoza!Here’s lookin’
…at me, kid!

I was approached by Artist Fermin Mendoza recently; he is doing a portrait show project.  He is trying to do a portrait a day, in a leap year, and show them all in the Spring.  He asked me if you could use one of my self-portraits, and I agreed.

His project has the working title “artists / models / others” and are simply portraits of:

Artists– that are producing profound & brilliant work (mostly in the New York/Jersey area)
Models– that have striking or unique looks. (I am certain that I fall in this category. 🙂 )
Others– that he find interesting

He is approaching the creation of the work by using the quote below, by Lucien Freud, for guidance:

Pieces of Me Offspring by Artist R.L. Gibson“The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh.  The effect that they make in space is bound up with them as might be their color or smell… therefore the painter must be concerned with the air surrounding his subject as with the subject itself. It is through observation and perception of atmosphere that he can register the feeling that he wishes his painting to give out.”

Here is his 6″ x 6″ original portrait of me (above left), along with the original image from which he worked (right).

All 366 portraits are set to be unveiled at an April 2013 show in Jersey City, NJ.

Stay Tuned for Details!

2 Responses
  1. Kathleen Rackliffe permalink
    August 18, 2012

    you’re amazing. i don’t know how it is that i’ve never wandered by here before. i’ve got a blog in production, and would like to add you to my blogroll, if you don’t mind.

  2. August 18, 2012

    Of course I don’t mind, Kathleen! I’m flattered.

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