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femme fatale

THE CREATION OF CHARACTER INVOLVES AN INTRICATE
CREATION OF SCENE. BRUNO STAGES PAINTINGS OF WOMEN.




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In this particular style and theme, it's important to paint this way because most of the portraits are of women.
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Women with strong and impressionable personalities. And I think that should be reflected in the brushwork.
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I like to change my style based on the person that I'm painting.
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I ask someone, usually a friend, to involve themselves in my work. I then giving them the reigns to wear whatever they want, and as much or as little as they like.
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Then they're asked to do whatever they want with minimal direction.
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This is why I enjoy the photography side of my process because even though the scene, clothing, makeup etc during the shoot virtually stays static the look in the eyes in each photo is always different.
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Then they're asked to do whatever they want, with minimal direction from me, as I snap away a few hundred pictures or so.
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I spend weeks sitting with, going over, discarding, retouching one or two pictures I think are special.
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From there the the image and narrative get painted onto the canvas in a kind of back and forth, pulling and pushing of colors, lines and ideas until they blend into a coexisting relationship that's frozen because the process has ended and the painting is finished.
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I usually start this process when I meet someone I think is unique.
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JANUARY 3, 2011
 
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