Throughout history, portraiture has always been a function of art and information. The painter provides insight into the subject’s personality, the prominence of their life, and captures an era. A portrait is a dialogue between artistic vision and an individual which creates a dynamic conversation. Contemporary artists have found a way to incorporate their unique personal aesthetic with that of an individual, and actively look to bridge the importance of subject and style together while creating commission work. The beauty of the figure and portrait is universally one of the most compelling subjects in art and therefore ripe for further experimentation. Modern and contemporary portraiture brings to mind artists such as Marlene Dumas, Frida Kahlo, Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Alice Neel and William Cotton.
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to represent a strong selection of portrait and commission artists.