Self Portrait with Right Hand, Self Portrait with Left Hand, Self Portrait with “Blind” Painting, Self Portrait with Mouth, Self Portrait with Foot

On October 25, 2013 by shanahanbreanna
Artist Name: Julia Huynh
Title: Self Portrait with Right Hand, Self Portrait with Left Hand, Self Portrait with “Blind” Painting, Self Portrait with Mouth, Self Portrait with Foot
Class: Painting 3
Project title and Requirement: Almost the Same thing, Repeated Five Times

This project looks at contemporary artists’ use of repetition and seriality, the reworking of the same image with slight variations. This may include permutations, modular manipulations, process-oriented painting procedures, and logical and illogical progressions. Either abstract or representational imagery may be used. Serial Images include neither transformations nor overt narratives.

A point of reference for this assignment is the 1968 exhibition titled Serial Imagery curated by the American curator and artist John Coplans. The catalogue for the exhibition is in Robarts Library: Coplans, John. Serial Imagery. Pasadena: Pasadena Art Museum, 1968.

Media: Oil on five 6×9″ MDF panels

Scale:. —
Artist statement:
For this project I chose to explore different painting techniques physically with one’s body and how the relationship between the artist and the work was affected. I painted myself while looking in a mirror ensuring that I kept my expression consistent throughout. The panels are placed in the order of when they were completed. I also chose to experiment with colour as it was something I had never ventured into with regards to portraiture, and the colour choice reflected my mood at the time being.