It’s what you don’t get to see and what Portugal-based artist, Cristina Troufa forces you to focus on that makes her work so intense…it’s her ability to draw you in on the perspectives of her subjects. The way she borders them off – choosing to leave certain areas devoid of color seems to harnesses all the emotion of the piece into the features and flesh of her portraits, making them truly live.
Artodyssey: Sylvie Guillot Amazing use of line to create form. Strong command of human anatomy knowledge, the way the artist exaggerates certain areas of the body helps to emphasize the model's turned away pose. Use of complementary blues and oranges is a great way of creating form and value without over rendering the figure.