Black Portraits Collection

The Black Portraits Collection is a series of paintings by Miguel Laino rendered in an expressive, monochromatic style. Each portrait, cropped just below the shoulders, is left expressionless or given distorted facial features through dynamic brushstrokes. These emotionally-charged paintings really stuck with me, so I thought I would share them. Here is an abridged version of Miguel’s artists’ statement:

“Painting is my primary way of interpreting, reflecting and responding to the multitude of forms of things that we all attract into every moment of our lives… My work is my testimony and my expression of gratitude for each fleeting, unique thing that expresses its essence through its form and then returns to the mystery from which we all arise.”

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One Response to Black Portraits Collection

  1. Reblogged this on threepeassweet and commented:
    Expressive, monochromatic style portraiture by Miguel Laino.

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