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.
Portrait photographer Aliona Adrianova has taken portraits of members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. These form part of her series on contemporary artists in the setting of their own studios. Here, the photographer sets out not only to capture the true personae of the artists as creators, but also to explore their special affinity with art, beauty and the creative process.
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.