Intimate, obfuscating, inherently personal. Portraits is a material exploration of the individual in the age of selfies. Close-up images of individuals are now amongst the most common visual vernacular, shot on cellphones and webcams. Yet here, through oil on canvas, one meets a jazz singer from Eastern Europe, a gallerist from New York City, a lovelorn teenager. These works uphold the beauty of the personal while complicating notions of singular identity; the subject exists on the canvas only as an idea, a moment in time.