Katharina J. Schween
Katharina J. Schween - Painting Bamberg



  • part of the ‚Imperfections‘ series*

  • oil on canvas

  • 100 x 100 cm, unframed

  • available as a limited art print

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The young man poses both unashamedly and confidently while presenting his body in a favourable light. Idealised features and a frontal perspective make him look down on his viewers an almost patronising look. They view a perfect, masculine face – if that little mishap hadn’t happened just before this moment was captured on canvas: man’s most well-known accident in everyday life, the unloved razor cut. Apparently disturbing perfection, the cheek is emblazoned with a bloody cut. Regardless, the young man is undeterred and holds his pose, enhancing his graceful and self-confident effect on the viewer. 

*The Imperfections series shows the aesthetics of the supposedly unsightly: the baroque splendor of the protagonists staged is in deliberate contradiction to the humorous use of elements or situations from our contemporary everyday life – united in a harmonious total work of art.

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Copyright ©Katharina J. Schween

Design by KNODAN

Katharina J. Schween - Bamberg Germany
Katharina J. Schween - Bamberg Germany

Design by KNODAN

This project was supported as part of the "Junge Kunst und neue Wege" scholarship program of the Free State of Bavaria.
Bay. Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Bay. Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
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