This selection of works offers a backside view of women’s portraits. The holy trinity of portraits — the subject, the artist and the viewer — gets a little twist here. The artist’s gaze is directed at the subject’s back, and so is the viewer’s gaze. The subject doesn’t return the viewer’s look, doesn’t expose her face and quite possibly may be unaware that anyone is gazing at her from behind her back. The works in this selection show the different approaches that various artists have taken to this problem, and the ways in which they have used their unusual vantage point to serve a range of purposes.
I care because you do (diptych), 2014
155 x 105 cm each