In this series of portraits, Charlotte Caron focuses on the complexity of human nature. We are one part civilized and one part wild. As Caron cites the theories by Antoine Spire, we are attracted to human similarities in animals, and we are also attracted to the idea of the bestial human.
The idea of using mixed media for a portrait is also a rather unique combination. As Caron describes these works,
“The goal is to ultimately create an osmosis between the two mediums [painting and photography], similar to that between the animal and the human.”
Or as Marshall McLuhan would say, “the medium is the message.” For more on Charlotte Caron, click here.
- Lee Jones