Greg Constantine


The combines 1994 are two split portraits (and their respective frames) resulting in a strange yet curious new personage which unmistakably still refers to the artist's self portrait and the female model. Another series 1996 deals with half of a face from a familiar artwork, (e.g. Botticelli's Venus) juxtaposed with the corresponding opposite half of a very different face also taken from art history, (Picasso's Demoiselle). With a variation on the theme, I continued to combine two faces 1997; half of a famous artist's self portrait along with the actor who portrayed him in a motion picture; e.g. Paul Gauguin with Anthony Quinn, and Picasso with Anthony Hopkins. More combines 1997 are images of half of a Vincent van Gogh self portrait combined with a black and white photograph of Van Gogh.