“Time and form are a mere ruse”

Eric Haacht, is a self taught portrait painter based in a remote part of the UK. His first portrait was painted in 2011 and since then has only painted portraits with the goal to explore the ‘immediacy and the artificialness of life (and death)’. The distorted faces raise questions about our own identity and whether we outwardly project personas which do not reflect our true selves, especially so in an era where social media is so pervasive. Despite the high level of abstraction, the British painter’s works are still immediately identifiable as portraits as faces are made up of a tangled confusion of paint which has been pulled across the surface of the canvas.