Tim Flowers

Region: South

For these works, I took facial impressions with foil and made paintings of the masks’ interiors from observation. The inverted features become reverse portraits, the inside of someone’s head abstracted into unrecognizable prisms of reflected color. Painting will be dead when looking is dead, when we start receiving all visual input from video transmissions sent to the chip implanted in the visual cortex of our brains rather than through our eyes. Then the physicality of an image won’t matter, because nothing will have physicality. Since those days are coming soon, I will look hard at my subjects now, and paint!