San Francisco-based Mirus Gallery opened last week Anamorphic Portraiture, a dynamic exhibition featuring acclaimed international and regional contemporary artists working within the realm of disrupted portraiture.
The exhibition consists in a series of canvases by artists like Adam Caldwell, Alex Rupert, Alexandra Levasseur, Angel 41, Akira Beard, Benjamin Carbonne, Bohdan Burenko, Brett Amory, Clayton Brothers, Dan Hampe, Dain, Eric Haacht, Frans Smit, Jennifer Nehrbass, Joseph Lee, Joseph Loughborough, Marco Rea, Stefaan De Crook / STROOK, Tobias Kroeger and Wyatt Mills.

We currently live in world wrought with overstimulation, rapid consumption, and mental illness that often causes one to question what defines an individual’s sense of identity. Science has shown that identity is largely tied to perceptual and neurological representation of facial features. This exhibition brings into question what part of identity is brought to surface or manipulated when the facial features of a figure are morphed, de/re-constructed, or masked. The artists exhibiting in this group show consistently use methods of abstraction to create portraits representing facial tensions of inner conflict, emotional confusion, mental anguish, existential dread or even psychosis.

Anamorphic Portraiture runs through July 8th at the gallery located on  40 Howard St., 3rd Fl | San Francisco, CA.

The works

 

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