“Face Forward” by Christian Ristow is a 12 foot tall robotic sculpture of a human face. Made primarily of aluminum strips, the sculpture’s moving parts are controlled by 12 separate joysticks. It is therefore necessary for onlookers to work together in order to create recognizable facial expressions with the sculpture.
Guy Denning In this side profile sketch by Denning the facial features stand out strongly from the strong shadows. Denning is known for creating works based on figures that hold strong emotions which is carried out through expressive brushstroke and lines. I really like his loose way of working and the simple colours (often monochrome) he uses as it keep the focus on the subject matter. Denning says he is inspired by the painter Franz Kline for his messy, abstract works.
" Dismorfobina "is a series of photographs made by the Spanish artist Natalia Pereira based in Barcelona. A series of portraits whose face was disfigured by a rubber band wrapped tightly around the subject's head reflects " the distortion of our identity when we are desperately trying to fit into a perfect mold that is not ours. An endless quest and need to be what we are not. "