Boo Ritson paints people, LITERALLY! She utlises her sitter’s body as a canvas where she applies vivid colours emulsion across hair, skin and clothes, to create the american stereotypes she’s obsessed with : THE AMERICAN DREAM!
With only 20 minutes to create her pieces, before the paint dries and it is washed off, Ritson paints are incredibly short-lived, existing only as photographic documents shot by her photographer Andy Crowford.
Ritson’s works are recorded as large colour photographic portraits, though they exist somewhere among painting, photography, sculputure and performance.
WHOSE IS THE PORTRAIT? THE SITTER’S OR THE PAINTED CHARACTER’S?
info via Boo Ritson official