It is often said that every portrait is a self-portrait of the painter in a sense and every painter is painting himself – Peter Baldingers portraits show the presence of the absent.
How to produce a portrait, are there any certain possibilities of concretion or is it the mere flow of speculations? Every human constructs himself with words, by what he says and what he says about himself. The self-narrative of a human is all we have to assemble him as a whole. The individual attains his existence through his self-description, namely when he claims the copyright on his history and image. Within the configuration of identity we have to forge our own self or to try so, for better or for worse. Things happen, contingencies, by means of which we have to create our ego and we are constantly at it, with more or less success.
Even though Peter Baldinger’s imagery is full of disappearing identities in the process of drifting off, the intent of communicating with the viewer permeates his work. A CastYourArt artist-portrait. | castyourart.com