The Object Portrait (2008-2010)

The object portrait  (term), which is a scene where the character's face is shielded by an object, for example, a globe, a pair of boots, a briefcase, or a balloon. The object is the central part of the image and may serve as an illustration of “difsymbols” *.


Difsymbols (different symbols) are dynamic symbols having no exact identification – like, for example, in an allegorical still life where a globe typically symbolizes the Earth or starry skies. The idea of the symbol in the object portrait rests on the fantasy motion, therefore dyfsymbols are multifaceted and unrestricted, and the combinations of generated meanings have no boundaries - a unit (man) is multiplied by infinity (difsymbols).


 © Leon Bugaev