COVER UP Alan Powdrill

Paul by Alan Powdrill 2020 Oil on canvas

During lockdown I’ve become interested in hiding identity and what happens when it’s disguised, destroyed or covered up.  Taking the painted portrait as a starting point, what happens when it’s defaced, disfigured or made unrecognisable ?  Does it transform into something else, a non portrait or a former likeness. Does the destruction enhance or detract from the original ?

Paul by Alan Powdrill 2020 Oil on canvas
Giuliana by Alan Powdrill 2020 Oil on canvas

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