Distortion as Realism
“They have striven to reduce mind to matter, or to reabsorb matter into mind, or to merge them within a single substance.”
—Simone de Beauvoir
Focusing on contemporary expressionist portraiture, Jesse engages with the portrait in order to deconstruct it via distortions of form, color and composition. By this, the artist seeks to reveal how identity is translated from subjective experience to visual representation.