11 thoughts on “Tessa Meyer

  1. I’m intrigued by the fracturing of the face. To me it appears to be showing the fragility of the human psyche.

    Secondarily the images are playing with the fact that a human face is the most recognizable thing to put in a work of art, and by shattering it you’ve created sort of tension that adds a healthy level of discomfort.

  2. You had an interesting concept of rearranging portions of the subject’s face into varying sized triangles, giving a fresh spin on a standard black and white portrait.

  3. I am fascinated by the use of geometry as a recent design trend and this is the first time I’ve scene it used to manipulate a portrait. I love the effect it creates as it resembles almost a Picasso Cubist style. The fact that the shapes create a large triangle, without actually filling in all of the shapes is a great touch.

  4. This is an interesting combination of geometric patterns and realistic figures. I like the composition of the triangles and the way in which the parts of faces were organized. With one eye kept in the original place, the other parts of the faces lead the viewer’s focus towards different directions in the images. The black-and-white effect also makes the composition idea stand out.

  5. Both of these pictures portray a very unique message in the way that they both don’t show the face fully, suggesting the person is either very hidden in their life, or suggesting that they have a very complicated life that’s scattered. The framing of the girl portrait is well done because she’s directly in the center and her body is cut off which makes her look more defined and in her own “hidden” space. I also like how the girls head is turned to the side, giving variety to the set of pictures so she’s not just facing straight forward like the guy is.

    The triangles that divide the faces into pieces help lead the eye all over the portrait. The straight lines on each of the triangles point to different parts of their face and body making the portrait more interesting than it would be if it was just a regular picture of a person looking at the camera.

  6. I love this kind of project. Its an interesting perspective. Whenever I see this type of work I think of the distortion of ones own self. I would love to see an artist statement with this project.

    There is an artist named Alma Haser who works with type of subject matter using an origami type of facial structure.
    http://aintbadmagazine.com/Alma-Haser

    My only suggestion is to work on using more studio lighting.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Mackenzie

  7. The lighting and contrast your photo is very nice but you could have chose a way more interesting to fragment the figure… the use of multiple triangles are a current design trend and it’s too prominent in your piece not to bother me. I recommend finding a new way to abstraction rather than relying on current trends.

  8. These portraits are very interesting. The focus is of the faces, but they are distorted as to portray a more complex idea about identities. The compositions work well, leading the eye all around the image. I think it is successful that in each portrait, one of their eyes is visible without any alterations. It strengthens each character and gives them a sense of solidarity, which is contrasted with the triangles of their other facial parts.

  9. I am tempted to call your piece “Triangle-ism” because they kind of remind me of cubism paintings, where fragments of human features from various angles are coming together. There is also a sense of surreal where the permutation of human parts creates unfamiliar shape and form, but the clean triangular frames somehow prevent them to become strongly uncanny, and instead, let them maintain a sense of neatness and put some emphasis on the beauty of geometric shapes.

  10. Both of these images are very striking to me. The way you have created an extension of triangles across the face changes the way the viewer perceives the body and the way the emotion is portrayed. The plain background also helps the viewer to focus in on the triangles, quickly directing the eye to these geometric forms as the focal point.

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