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German Amaya, Triangle Self Portrait, 2019, black acrylic paint on cut triangles of paper, glued to paper medium, 17″ x 14″

This media file is attached to: Paragon Arts Gallery Student Exhibition Online 2020

German Amaya, Triangle Self Portrait, 2019, black acrylic paint on cut triangles of paper, glued to paper medium, 17" x 14"

German Amaya, Triangle Self Portrait, 2019, black acrylic paint on cut triangles of paper, glued to paper medium, 17" x 14"

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These are individually cut triangles, colored in black acrylic paint, mixing black and white to make different shades to be able to paste onto a bigger medium, to make an image of a self portrait of myself. As I don't think anybody is going to draw me, I thought I'd make a portrait of myself. The triangles are an idea I got from psychedelic experiences, where I saw reality in a peculiar way, where everything looked real and the same, only it was all made of triangle construction paper. This was my first attempt at using triangles to make an image, being influenced from that previous vision.