Karl Persson’s works are quite dark and even a bit painful to look at sometimes (which is not necessary a bad thing). I decided to mention him and his work because it reminds me a lot of the serial killer’s project I did last year (even though my final outcome was more cheerful). I am particularly interested in his self portrait (the man with two faces and four hands). This artwork possesses very strong sense of emotion. It brings me back to last year when I was working on the subject of fear and my tutor Daphne Plessner suggested me to pay a bit more attention on the idea of hands as expressing emotions sometimes even better than faces do.
Another aspect of Karl Persson’s work i find fascinating is the idea of being exposed. I think his work is really honest with the viewer sometimes to the extend of being grotesque.