Last week, I was invited to take part in an event to discuss the remarkable paintings selected for Face|Time, an exhibition of contemporary portraits at Dellasposa gallery. The underlying theme of the exhibition is to explore the idea of portraiture through different artists and to re-examine our relationship with past portraiture.
Face|Time, a new group exhibition at Dellasposa Fine Art, argues that in these Selfie obsessed times we need painted portraiture more than ever. But are they right? This post takes a closer look at the artists featured in the show to see how their work is more powerful and relevant than ever, and tells us more about ourselves than a selfie ever could.
An anti-selfie exhibition is set to run in London next week with the aim of bringing portraiture into the 21st century.
The pop-up show highlights the emptiness of our social media personas through revealing portraits which show their subjects’ flaws – and what it is to be human.
Dellasposa, a new London-based gallery, will host Face | Time which looks to bring to light the relevance of portraiture today through contemporary paintings which offer sincere portrayals of people – unlike our manufactured identities on social media.