At times, there is much disparity in the art world between skill and talent level vs. level of fame and success achieved. There are some mediums in which it seems easier to get by on mediocrity than in others. Drawing skills, however, are very hard to fake. And artist Gillian Lambert has the skill in spades.
In her Self-Deception series, Lambert finds beauty in the vulnerable and grotesque. Female faces ( hers ) are partially hidden or disfigured in some way, yet not completely concealed.
In the same way, we try to deceive ourselves, don’t we? We put on this costume or that mask, hoping the world doesn’t see through. Not knowing how much more accepted we might be if we just threw back the veil.
To see more of Gillian Lambert’s work, please visit her website.
All images are via the artist’s website.