Stained

Ilan Adar's series of world icons paintings. Ilan appropriates images of Icons that has a cultural impact and completely reworks these icons to form something quite contrary to the unapproachable aura of a star. Instead of succumbing to his subjects perceived perfection, Ilan deconstructs and rebuilds their faces and facial expression. In this meticulous process, he identifies flaws in the stars beauty, depicting them as stains in each multi-layered puzzle that becomes an individual's face. These flaws can be the traces of intense lives that took their toll on that persons physiognomy; they can be the ephemeral nature of our bodies that even immortal icons ultimately have to confront; or mere imperfections that we normally do not notice because these idols seem to be just the way they should be.

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