Lique Schoot exclusively paints herself. She is making self-portraits for more than 10 years now. As of October 2003, she has been making a picture of herself every day. The paintings act as visual diaries. Some of the images started out digitally and these are used as a basis for her paintings. The artist tries continuously challenge photography and painting; the strongly lightened self-portraits refer to studied exposures in the studio. While the paintings keep their instantaneous character of the snapshots, this brevity disappears, or perhaps better, is compromised, by [...]
"I feel like the eyes should be the other way around..."
"This artist is very talented. I took a college art course, where we were supposed to paint a self portrait. Mine turned out more like a cartoon character. Her paintings are so life like, they could"
"Me again...., thanks for your comment Doryphorus, it is just what you are saying, portraits of an every day woman. It is about life, a moment in a day, a moment in life."
"I do not only paint myself, but I paint people who are looking at themselves. (thanks to Philip Akkerman)"