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 II” Lucas continues corrupting and abusing the intention of the ‘portrait’ and understanding of identity.
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) Lucas is again attempting to dissect the physical aspect of human identity to try to understand what it is that ‘makes us.’
Wherein Part I was completely digital, lustrous, glossy digital prints, digitally constructed masks and overlays, in Part II we see organic tearing, ripping and physical brush strokes.
Agnosia, not knowing.
Exhibit debut at Fortyfive Downstairs Melbourne as part of “Katabasis” solo exhibition.