Ryan Hewett (b.1979, South Africa)
Contrary to the tradition of verisimilitude, for Hewett the portrait is not about capturing an external likeness of a subject, but rather as a portrait to an inner journey of self-exploration. Hewett does not use sitters or models in an effort to produce a realistic depiction. Although photographs constitute his starting point, he relies principally on the free-blowing process of memory and creative imagination. His portraits encapsulate the truism: that the subject matter of all art is, ultimately, the self.
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