Sam Rit residency, portrait without portrait

Sam Rit residency, portrait without portrait

With this crowdfunding I want to raise money to cover the expenses of travel and tools, such as canvases; colours, brushes and so

£415 raised of £1,000 target 42 %
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 1:35pm 16th May 2017

The project will take part in Thailand in a studio in Nakhon Ratchasima, Sam Rit. It is a small rice village where nobody speaks any English. I will focus my research on portrait. The idea is to go through the masks; barrier, walls and veils that we put between our real self and people we meet and face. It is a study on human nature and soul and the choice of Thailand is due to their culture and environment that will definitely help me out, I will have the time and quietness to develop my study. At the very moment I am focusing on the attempt to reproduce a specific mood or feeling with the only use of gesture and avoiding features and expression. Quite often I find myself facing a portrait finding it honest and accurate but somehow that is not shared by others. Most of the time it is simply a  different concept of that specific person and nature.