Prosopagnosia (Greek: “prosopon” = “face”, “agnosia” = “not knowing”), also called face blindness, is a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decision making) remain intact.
In “Prosopagnosia Part I” Lucas is corrupting and abusing the intention of the ‘portrait.’
Lucas re-imagines the memento mori: are these portraits of the alive, or of the dead? Are they human? What can we make out from the corruption and shattered carnage of their faces?
Playing with concepts and ideas, such as that of the ‘concealed’ and the ‘anonymous’ from his “Incognito” series (2011) and reconstructing the methods and processes of creating work from his “Wabi-Sabi” (2013) series, Lucas is again attempting to dissect the physical aspect of human identity to try to understand what it is that ‘makes us.’
Agnosia, not knowing.