Lui Shtini

Region: Northeast

At present, I am focused on portraiture. I am compelled by the idea of using the face as a means of penetrating deeper into our psyche to recognize certain commonalities and differences. The portrait elicits a very particular and personal identification of the viewer with the image.

I aim for a distilled version of what I am thinking of, and I want the completed work to trigger an open-ended response. The paint interacts with what it’s representing, allowing the medium and subject matter to shift and morph into each other, blurring the lines that separate them.