Liquid Portrait 4

2008

Thompson, Mimei
These works look at the idea of the personality being 'liquid' and permeable; we are all influenced by situations and circumstances, open to outside forces, and the personality can be thought of as a vessel made of a semi-permeable membrane. The works relate to the lowing lines of the baroque and also to the depersonalised forms examined by surrealists, such as Hans Bellmer. As humans, we project so much into any form that resembles a face, and these 'portraits' can be seen as reflections of states of mind, simultaneously comic and psychologically dark. Mimei Thompson
  • Artwork Details: 71 x 50cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: Ink on paper (ballpoint)
  • Credit line: © the artist.
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: ACC27/2012

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