This version of Alfonso Giraldes Bust Anonimous 2.0 was painted to participate in Banshee's contest of the same title.

The basic Idea was to provide a slightly ironic look at the dichotomy of the title of the bust and contest and the fact that in order to participate we actually had to give up anonymity by posting and hashtagging the entries on Facebook or Instagram.

Secondly it made me think about how we Hobby painters use the different mediums to find recognition and approval by masters like you and also our peers. I currently wonder if my motives for painting are corrupted if I worry so much about how my stuff is received and if it’s understood. I try to create a message, it feels like a way of shouting and the fear of not being heard or answered is overwhelming.

Technique-wise, since the bust was basically only skin, I tried to achieve a natural, realistic skin texture and color. The Logos were my first attempt at free-handing and I was hellishly nervous painting on the skin I just spent so much time on.
  • Jakob VPLUS

    Ah really interesting. First of all, very good paintjob. And dont think too much about it. Just have fun painting. We live in a digital World, and it Can either consume you or you Can benefit greatly from it. The painting community is amazing in my opinion, and the anonymous contest one of the most interesting things to happen even. But I understand where you are comming from and it is great you speak up. So that, I think, is also in tune with the spirit of the contest. Hope to see more from you. Figure is both art and like knitting and using social media is optional. Find your way in the whole mess that is social media :) Best wishes.

    • Hansrainer PeitzPLUS

      Thank you for your kind words. Its not so much tormenting me as making me wonder at times. In general I enjoy the perks of the digital world, but every now and then - as when I had the idea to this - it gets a slightly bitter aftertaste ;)

  • Basilisk (David Mommel)

    Nice idea behind the painting!!

  • John Cordiano

    I love the idea and your painting. Great work!

    • Hansrainer PeitzPLUS

      Thanks a lot - I redid him before the duke - new pics coming soln