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Jonathan Ambrose

"My main interest is the face - it’s configurations, it’s puzzles from one person to the next, and how an impression of someone's personality, their likeness, can be captured in paint. I’m interested in painting as a pretext for observing the world and my surroundings, so choose to only work from life - I’m not interested in myself, only what is in front of me. I see my portraits as a record, the residue of a number of hours spent between two people."

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