Portrait to Self-Portrait
...from portrait to self-portrait... by Antonio Nodar
A limited edition of high quality hardback Book Object: 44 x 30.05 x 5 cm hand bound, show casing 242 artists. Vol. 1.
“As the initiator and catalyst of this project, I follow the word-of-mouth path from artist to artist. My dialogue with each new artist begins when I make a black and white photographic portrait of them. Next I print two identical prints of this photograph, keeping the first as the ‘portrait’ and giving the second to the artist who manipulates it, with freedom, to create a ‘self-portrait’.
Once the artist completes the ‘self-portrait’, they return it to me to be reunited with the ‘portrait’. The two hang side-by-side forming a diptych, with the ‘portrait’ on the left and the ‘self-portrait’ on the right. Each finished diptych becomes an integral part of the whole collection.”