The Iranian artist Salman Khoshroo has created a series of figurative portraits entitled “White on White“. These works were created using free brushstrokes on the canvas in which the facial features of the subjects are not defined. The aim is to capture a human spark, to arouse curiosity with minimal intervention. The faces are the result of the molding of the paint and are painted with a single pigment that Salman Khoshroo applies with generously thick layers of paint, creating contours of faces with a handful of rapid movements.
Each step in the process of creating the artist’s portrait can be followed through the vision of the works. The result is a series of vividly textured paintings that, while not presenting physical characteristics, are imbued with human emotions. Through this method, Khoshroo creates
people who make you feel something, people you didn’t even know you were looking for.
Like many of his other paintings, the works in ‘White on White‘ are abstract images composed of a thickly applied painting with bold brushstrokes, obtaining a visual reminiscent of the paintings of the Impressionist art movement.