The Blank Canvas provides a critique of the superficial; questioning how the briefest of encounters requires us to make judgements based on appearances. Blank Canvas examines the misconceptions of social and cultural stereotypes providing a critique of the concepts of modern beauty. Intended, instead, as a celebration of human difference; of uniqueness and diversity. As a humble attempt at honouring the unorthodox. The intimate gaze requests the viewer to look beyond the distraction of discernible imperfections and instead to revel in the flawed otherness. Perfection is often revered by our society and this work challenges the notion that imperfection, somehow, devalues the human condition.
The poster feature black and white portrait photography of an Arab male subject with many freckles and an intense gaze. These images are complimented by bold stylised typography which is cut at an unusual angle to create visual impact and encourage the viewer to contemplate that they may not have the whole picture based on appearances alone.
The Blank Canvas poster series is now part of the Looking Good 20/20 exhibition in Florida Atlantic Universities, MetroLab gallery in conjunction with the Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week and will also be exhibited as part of Artbox Project Barcelona 1.0 in Barcelona, Spain in March 2020 at the Valid World Hall at the Buenaventura Muñoz 6. The work will also be featured in the upcoming publication of the Artbook, Chump 101 and UK portfolio magazine WOTISART.