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Making Faces by Tom Hallifax


"This is part of a series of pictures I painted of myself making faces. They are painted from life using a mirror. Distorting the face is a way of side-stepping issues of recognition. These heads become less portraits of a particular person and more physiological studies of facial expressions and distortions. Paradoxically the sense of dispassionate experimentation with self-image seems to emphasise the strangeness and intensity of the relationship between the painter and his own reflection." Tom Hallifax
Artist:Tom Hallifax
Artwork type:painting
Style/Period:Realist
Material:oil on board
Measurements:910 x 460 mm
Technique:painting
Date:1993
Location:private collection of Paul Smith
Culture:Northern Irish
Rights owner:Tom Hallifax
Rights status:UK HE use only
Institution:University of Ulster

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