Screwed Up - A Self Portrait

Artist: 
Todd Simpson
Date: 
2019
Medium: 
Acrylic on aluminium board
Awards: 
Highly Commended

What the judges said:

"Technically accomplished, this work plays on the double entendre of the presentation which shows the creases of a discarded image in the resolution of the final portrait. The intensity of the gaze is reinforced by the communication of angst through the patterning of lines, and there is a disturbing disjunction between the two halves of the face, one in blue shadow and the other in uncompromising bright light".