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:
Melissa Cooke was featured previously on EK back in September 2010 for her awesome graphite on paper works, and today she’s back with newer works since then. If any artist out there has ever used graphite before, then you’ll know how much skill and patience one needs to manipulate and control it as a medium.