This wonderful work has done by really talented British artist Simon Hennessey. Simon Hennessey says that my paintings are perceived as a reflection of reality but in truth the artwork transcends into its own abstraction of reality. Through using the camera as a visual source for painting I am able to create false illusions that are judged as our own reality.
My paintings content refers to identity, individuality, appearance and visual attitude. This is exposed through the process of physiognomy, the theory based upon the concept that the study and act of judging a persons outer appearance, primarily the face will give an insight into their personality or character. I add to the process of physiognomy through censorship and never giving the viewer the full content of the image. I regularly desaturate color, crop, neutralize backgrounds or use a close focal point to present us with a distorted representation of an identity, therefore adding to this false sense of reality. More works of Simon Hennessey can be viewed at the Plus One gallery London UK.
Artist: Simon Hennessey