DutyGorn’s portraits instantly capture the viewer’s attention to transport him or her into their own vibrant dimension of color and flashes of light, of vital energy flowing from the canvas.
The artist’s style, recognizable by its decisive color combinations, the nullification of the contours of the figures in the background field and expertly set close-up shots, is striking for the underlying quest for formal perfection and for the overall balance that characterizes the works, in which each subject depicted seems destined to be transformed into a revelation of ideal beauty.
The female figure, the true protagonist of DutyGorn’s portraits, presents herself to the viewer in an imagined transfiguration that is utopia, memory, aspiration. To achieve this, DutyGorn cancels distances and breaks down the boundaries between different elements, deconstructs the dimensions of the composition, and reconfigures the nature of a face to come ever closer to its archetypal perfection.
It is the gesture of the artist, who highlights and erases, overlaps and fractionates the different planes of reality, based on his own creativity and the inspiration of the moment. With references to graffiti art and the Movements that marked the history of twentieth-century art, first and foremost the Pop movement, DutyGorn deposits sure brushstrokes of acrylic or tempera colors on the surface, transfiguring the subject and estranging it from spatiotemporal references, until it becomes a modern, secular icon, silently standing before us with an algid, magnetic and almost shameless gaze.