"It just started when I painted one bearded guy, I felt I wanted to paint more, I liked what the beard did to the face, focusing attention on the eyes, showcasing the nose, creating a frame that somehow completes". From that one little painting, artist Jeff Waterman formed a mission to search for and ask people to sit for him.
"I'm always indebted and grateful, surprised that people accept, it compels me to honor them with a dignified portrayal, and to express something true about their character.
This series of oil portraits showcases contemporary male presence & beauty without resorting to what I find has become the omnipresent & somewhat oppressive resort to sexualizing, mythologizing, idealization and sentimentality in our culture.
"We are so much more than our abs, bums, sneers & pouts, so much more".
Event Dates: From 20th February to 4th March 2016
Event Times: 20th February - 3rd March, 11.00 am - 6.00 pm, 4th March, 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
Venue: blank_space gallery, 374 Crown St Surry Hills 2010, 0431 676 357
This is a FREE event.