Artist Harding Meyer Paints More Beautifully Glitchy Portraits

The impressive and expressive works of Brazilian-born, Berlin-based artist Harding Meyer are made even more so by their larger-than-life scale. As we've seen before, Meyer fills his canvases with colorful, gestural brushstrokes that create simultaneously realistic and surreal images. The intimate and up-close portraits allow for a careful study of the human face and the fine details that make us who we are. At the same time, Meyer will add an extra feature or blend the background with skin tone so that our perception of this person is slightly skewed.

The subjects of Meyer's paintings are anonymous and taken from his collection of digital and printed mass media. Perhaps this reference accounts for the fractured look of his images, which appear as a nod to the sometimes-glitchy digital age that we live in. Despite not knowing his subjects, he's able to portray them in a way that feels familiar, like he has studied this person for years.






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January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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