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3D, mixed media portrait*, M.Z.  work in progress | by THE ART OF STEFAN KRIKL
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3D, mixed media portrait*, M.Z. work in progress

"gesso covered cardboard silhouette standee without colors applied as yet.

These paintings are part of my new series of tableaus set in "living rooms". a term used to describe artists studios where artists actually "lived" unlike those of to-day where artists just go to paint.



"what is the point of painting me like I want to see myself?

or better yet,

why paint me as you wish I was?

what is a portrait anyway?

and whom or what does it serve?

do you want to paint me as my wife wishes to see me?

than better take out your polaroid and snap me

for I shall be snappy, grin and look happy

or if you are a real friend paint me as you know

how I am,

all tied up, tired of living and all that dying

tired of writing what no one reads and tired of praying

to what no one listens,

if you have any balls, than paint me

but not with brushes,

paint me as I am

your friend"

M.Z. 1978

translated best I could from a letter written to a friend in Spanish.

This painfully painted portrait when completed will be part of my "living room" series


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Taken on May 10, 2012