Portraiture is one of the most important genres in art. And undoubtedly one of the oldest. It is defined a work that is a representation of a person in which the face and expressions are the main focus. With the intent to display a likeness, personality and impression of a person.
Despite some of the challenges that this genre is facing in contemporary art, Portraiture holds a strong position regardless. It is perhaps a straightforward definition but its execution is likely to be one of the most challenging. Testing an artists’ mastery and skill to bring life to a likeness.
Portraits by Ketut Kaprus Jaya
Ketut Kaprus Jaya has exhibited extensively through his abstract expressionist work. Which dominates his artistic career. However, there is an unseen side to his talents. His portraiture carry a luminance both due to technique as well as feeling.