There is no end to our fascination with self-scrutiny, the human quizzing the human: the full-length figure; the head and shoulders; the face alone. The posings, the slight awkwardnesses, the vainly glamorous flourishes. How the body defines the space that it occupies, with that almost inevitable drift of attention towards the face. Yes, our attention always tends to pivot about the face, and within the face, the eyes…

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/reviews/art-review-the-bp-portrait-award-2013-reveals-our-endless-fascination-with-selfscrutiny-and-the-human-face-8663540.html

Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk