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Nina Sapountsis

etching, colour monoprint, coloured inks, collage of printed paper and cellophane, colour fibre-tipped pens, cotton thread
(3) 24.9 x 28.5 cm (sheet); (5) 25.2 x 28.0 cm (sheet); (6) 25.2 x 27.8 cm (sheet); (9) 25.0 x 28.0 cm (sheet)
Presentation College, Windsor
These faces are a selection of people I talked to during a single day. They form a representational map of connections shared with certain people during a particular time frame. Specific elements within each portrait are exaggerated to emphasise emotions evident in their expressions and to highlight their individuality. I was inspired by Justin Lee Williams’s portraits of strangers. The fluidity of black ink and a collage of everyday materials captured each personality.