Projects > Extras, 2012-present

Project Description:

I contacted Central Casting, one of the oldest and most respected casting agencies in the film industry, and through them hired groups of background actors to use as subjects for paintings.
The portraits are depicted as exactly life-sized, executed slowly and with great precision. The titles are most often in reference to cinematic productions in which the background actors appear.
The role of the background actor, more commonly known as an Extra, is to go unnoticed. The Extra’s job is to seamlessly blend into their environment, acting as a background to the stars.
I view the paintings from this project as portraits of Invisibility.

Cold Was The Ground, 2
oil on panel
20"x30"
2016
LOST
Oil on panel
20" x 25"
2016
Glee
oil on linen
20" x 30"
2012
Cold Was the Ground, 1
oil on panel
36" x 48"
2016
The Warriors
oil on panel
36" x 48"
2016
Days of Our Lives
oil on linen
20" x 30"
2012
Law & Order
oil on linen
20" x 30"
2012
Faces in the Crowd, 1
oil on linen
20" x 30"
2012
Faces in the Crowd, 8
oil on linen
20" x 30"
2015
Faces in the Crowd, 2
oil on linen
20" x 30"
2015
Faces in the Crowd, 9
oil on linen
20" x 30"
2015
Faces in the Crowd, 7
oil on linen
20" x 30"
2015
Faces in the Crowd, 5
oil on linen
20" x 30"
2015
Faces in the Crowd, 3
oil on linen
20" x 30"
2015