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Michelle Peraza

BFA 2018


Oil on canvas, 2017, 48"w x 48"h

As a second-generation Latin American-Canadian, ethnicity, origins, culture, tradition, skin color, value systems, customs, identity, migration, integration, and familial hierarchy and bonds raise vital questions. Large-scale portraiture is the catalyst allowing expression of these themes. I am stimulated to analyze and reconstruct the face. I choose to paint individuals close to meā€”people often ignored and unseen in the history of the painted portrait.

Michelle Peraza

 - Dildar

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