Large-scale portrait paintings on hand-perforated black or white canvas by Norwegian artist Anne-Karin Furunes. Her portraits are drawn from historic photographs in a Swedish archive devoted to the discredited notion of categorizing people by race, ethnicity, and mental capacity. Furunes' aim with these paintings is not political but a plea to remind us of the beauty and vulnerability of people.
The perforation in the image resemble photographic pixels that become an abstract element the closer you look at the painting. In the pictorial space, it functions to bring time into the image but also create a dialogue with light. The image changes in accordance with the light conditions and the picture becomes an event in which you participate with your own movements.