Niels Corfitzen (born 1980) toys with light and abstraction to create surreal portraits. The abstract blemishes and layers strewn across his works appear as both analog and digital distortion, offering the viewer both a vulnerability and mystery to the figures he depicts. Often, his work plays on both outdoors backdrops and flashes of culture.
Corfitzen is based in Copenhagen but was raised in Sweden and lived in England for a number of years. Corfitzen works in several layers, allowing the image to find him through a gradual back-and-forth. The work takes an interesting architectural turn in earlier works, playing less with abstraction and more with angles. Still, one of the artist’s greatest strengths carries through: Bold lighting decisions cast subjects as both exposed and alluring. All absorb in how the artist uses color and form to play with our expectations.
For more info visit the artists website : www.ncart.dk