Chris Slabber creates unconventional ink portraits by dropping his colored medium in a pool of water. The seemingly random ink blotches are surprisingly beautiful and are later digitally altered to look like human faces. Whether capturing an individual's profile or depicting a loving couple mid-embrace, the South African artist's works play with the perception of their viewer.
Displayed at KKNK 2014 festival in Oudtshoorn, Chris Slabber's portrait series gained praise from art fans and fellow exhibitors at the event. His water-infused ink portraits are striking and organic in their shape, making them even more intriguing at a close range. Finding beauty in the unexpected, the portraits transform high speed ink imagery into human faces that are both lifelike and captivating.
Chris Slabber's Visual Art Transforms Ink and Water into Human Faces
Jana Pijak — October 8, 2014 — Art & Design
References: saatchiart & visualnews