Abel Tesfaye is renowned for being an enigmatic crooner, and to promote The Weeknd Live in London concert, organizers have rendered his face in a mysterious impressionistic manner for show posters.
Quick and rough brushstrokes are used to define the famous Torontonian’s face and avante garde hairdo, and it’s rather appropriate that the artist for this image suggests The Weeknd’s appearance rather than outright displaying him. This maintains Tesfaye’s air of secrecy, which is one of his biggest appeals. More important, however, is how well-executed this portrait is. If it weren’t being used for promotional purposes, it could easily sit on a gallery wall.
The Weeknd Live in London show is set to take place on June 7th. Tickets will be available through Live Nation UK.