Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bare Cheek


Alice Springs does more than document the appearance of celebrities and anonymous contemporaries; she captures their charisma, their aura. Her eye for people is mostly concentrated on people’s faces. Occasionally she narrowly frames her subjects in a half- or three-quarters’ length portrait, where the hands receive special attention as well. It might be that her deep knowledge of acting helps, how to simultaneously look at and beyond the human fa├žade. This is particularly evident in her double portraits, in which the protagonists’ interaction is perfectly staged. - Helmut Newtown Foundation/Alice Springs Exhibition


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