Hot Head is part of the series Color, Balance that Travis LeRoy Southworth initiated in 2016. The work delves into the digital traces left when retouching portraits and other fashion photographs. With his work, the artist wishes to bring the invisible back to the forefront, ultimately highlighting the not-so-slim nuance between oneself and its digital rendition. With his work, Travis LeRoy Southworth offers a new genre of portraiture. He removes the original subject and experiments with the numerous layers of retouching that hold his Photoshop files instead. The result is an ethereal portrait made of accentuated colours and elements of imperfections. The title of the picture refers to a specific person, however, only characterised through the label "hot head," referring to comments the artist heard working with advertising professionals while retouching the original photograph.
Digital Bodies is an online group show curated by Stina Gustafsson, Chloe Diamond, Serena Tabacchi and Marie Chatel featuring works by Cao Fei, Damjanksi, Frenetik Void, Hackatao, Hu Weiyi, Joanne Hastie, Lin Tianmiao, Maurice Benayoun, Miao Xiaochun, Skygolpe, The Fabricant, Travis LeRoy Southworth, and Twistedsister.
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