Being Human

In this series of large scale figurative paintings, Rachel Perrin investigates emotional process and layered states of being.

“I use direct lighting, shadows and multiple images of my sitters to highlight emotional flux, and transcend physical like- ness in traditional portraiture to achieve a broader insight into the individual, and into the complexities of simply being human,” Perrin says.

These compelling works mark a leap forward in the artists practice and in her use of wood burning and oil paint as core mediums; and further demonstrate Perrin’s growing interest in the genre of portraiture.