“Social portrait” is an empowering, community art project that embraces the diversity, equality and intimate encounters that create for the models the feeling of being seen as an individual as well as being part of a bigger community. In this project I’m drawing 1000 portraits of random people. The drawing itself takes a form of a performance: I’m drawing in different locations around the world. When I’m drawing I am not looking at the paper at all - I’ll be staring at the model continuously. The artistic outcome the project is a social portrait that consists of 1000 portraits.
Social Portrait was launched year 2017 in collaboration with Amos Andersson Museum, Helsinki Finland.