A series of 365 portraits.
Foundfaces is a sampling of portraits of imaginary women. More than a series of portraits, it is a series of faces. These are contemporary icons drawn from photographs of models found in fashion magazines. The approach consists of working from a pre-existing image, which is already an artifice. On the one hand the artifice creates a distance from the model, giving the drawing a particular atmosphere that is cold and inaccessible. On the other hand, each drawing has a particular expression that is individual and lively. It is precisely this ambiguity displayed on the faces that is at the heart of the Foundfaces project.