Mark Arcamo’s Faceless Portraits to be Unveiled, 27 August


On August 27, 2016, Mark Arcamo’s sequel to a recently concluded show opens to the public. To be shown at Ysobel Art Gallery, the exhibition is interestingly entitled Interference. It is a comprehensive collection of the artist’s newest works on paper. The collection features 4 sets of portraits, namely, “Configuration,” “Reformed”, “Residual Image,” and “Tampered.”

Interference is essentially a collection of black-and-white portraits distorted by the artist’s signature polygons and colors.

In Interference, Mark Arcamo reflects on the influence of social media in shaping viewpoints as well as on the character of users on social media. Inspired by American spoken word artist Prince Ea’s “Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?” Arcamo creates faceless and nameless portraits that seem to allude the whimsically filtered headshots of avid social media users. The artist is also inspired by his current views on issues like media overstimulation, anonymity, and oversharing.