Italian artist Gianluca Traina re-imagines the notion of portraiture by combining 2D and 3D elements in his portrait 360 series. The project was the outcome of exploring the impact of fusing flat, static surfaces, such as paper with the familiar contours of the human body. This effect creates and articulates Traina’s idea of being without identity as he composes an unrecognizable face distorted through experimentation. His pieces are characterized by a deliberate mosaic-like skin, obscurely arranged to depict the photograph of a face contorting and curling around the form of a skull, confusing both gender and identity.
Traina is represented by the Robert Fontaine Gallery.