Brian Despain Art

2007
  • The Stranger
  • Self Portrait
  • The Final Exodus
  • The Bartlett Regicide
  • The Exchange
  • A Vexing Quiet
  • The Discovery
  • The Dream

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Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Digital- Painter 8
6 x 8

I've always enjoyed self portraits. Not necessarily doing them but looking at what other artists do. I think a self portrait is really an unabashed view of how an artist sees himself, or more to the point how they think the world percieves them. I was recently asked to do an interview for a webzine and as part of the bit I was asked to include a headshot or a self portrait. Because every single photograph ever taken of me makes me look A) retarded B) ugly or C) both, I opted for the self portrait. This is what came out.

I guess I think the world sees me as some sort of floaty-head macabre, ghost-pirate that's into carving numbers on their forehead.

Maybe I need to rethink things...