Countenance 01 - 2 sizes
Countenance is an on-going series by Mak exploring the human face. Our face is our front, what we present to others. A face expresses emotion, or predicament. We can recognize a face by the overall shape, or the gestures that accompany it. Even if we were to squint our eyes, thus blurring what we see, we can make out traces of the persona, the potential of a “self”.
Mak's soft-focus images blur the boundary between painting and photography. The artist's inkjet prints have a UV laminate; they are mounted to an archival substrate and framed in white.