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There is a silent complicity between the painter and the model… a delicate choreography where sincere exposure and affectionate observation create an intimate and ephemeral dance that, funny enough, becomes permanent on canvas for public display.

These are the portraits of men I know and care about. They shared with me and among themselves the special experience of New York City in a glimpse. It was here where I met them and asked them to pose for me, to be defenseless through their own skin, and to create with me the brushstrokes that came from the experience of vulnerability in friendship.

These portraits are the beginning of a 20-year journey of human connection. I intend to repeat my dance with these men every five years and piece together throughout this time the expression of love and life captured in their faces.

FIGURE STUDIES

2017, Emmanuel.

Oil on canvas, 36 x 60 in. (92 x 153cm.)

2016, Portrait study.

Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (46 x 61cm.)

2016, Figure study.

Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in. (41 x 51cm)