Painting of a female figure with dark hair and a spotted shirt on a dark blue background.
Vera Klute, Self-Portrait, 2020

Vera Klute

Self-Portrait, 2020

Oil on plywood | Unframed: 38.5 x 30 cm; Framed: 40 x 31.5 cm 

‘This painting was done in a very loose and dynamic manner during a single sitting. Using broad brush strokes, the skin tones are built up on a black underpainting, creating a texture that is lively and animated. I used two angled mirrors to create a self-portrait in a three-quarter profile, avoiding the direct gaze and creating a distance between artist and the much too familiar self.’


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