Self Portrait I
Kevin Line PS | Charcoal | 26.5 x 21 inches
“I have always found that what I observe is more interesting than what I imagine. Portraiture is my natural home as an artist. It enables me to study people. Great portraits can be looked at again and again and still yield something new and fresh with each viewing. They represent a moment of truth as seen by the artist. The way a personality is captured can tell us something about the subject, the artist, ourselves and the human race all at once.
‘Being an Artist’ is, I believe, a condition that could be described as a state of slow looking. To draw one has to observe the subject and do so intimately. In effect, drawing gives you the license to stare at something, or someone, in a way that might normally be considered socially unacceptable. Through drawing you can hone observational skills and through observation comes comprehension and knowledge.
Drawing is a non-verbal thinking process. It frees up thought. It is time consuming. but it is also time slowing, isolating but self fulfilling at the same time. For me it is a part of my life, but also a metaphor for how life should be – everything in its place, every pattern clear, every rhyme exact and every goal near. I have always thought with a pencil in my hand and that is vital to me and who I am.” Kevin
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