25 Awesome Contemporary Portrait Artists

Harding Meyer

Genre: Painting

Harding Meyer he a Brazilian native who has worked in Germany since the 80's. He translates small photos of unknown catalog and magazine models into oversize, close-up oil portraits. Meyer's mastery of his medium gives them presence and command, not as resurrected personalities but as built objects. They emerge with almost architectural scale (upwards of 8 feet tall) and surface, as the grid overlayed on the image as a copying tool resembles masonry or mosaic under layer upon layer of heavily worked, jewel-toned paint.

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