“Not the square, the triangle or the circle: the face is the most elementary shape. It is the primordial form, the first we learn to see, recognize and re-create. In all cultures we find innumerable images of faces: as portraits, but also as essential representations of the human being in general, as universal archetype. The face, then, is also the most sensitive, the most expressive image, where every transformation echoes in our soul. In recent contemporary art we often find transformed faces of great impact, reflecting the questioning and search for identity in a complex, global, cross cultural reality.”
Monica de Cardenas has some really interesting faces in her portfolio.