Miki Carmi explores the details of human physiognomy in an attempt to construct a contemporary icon for the human condition. Through the elimination and subversion of the basic logic of portraiture such as class depiction and narrative scenarios, and by “castrating” the pictorial space through the removal of hair, neck and torso, Carmi creates an uncanny correlation between the surface of the face and the surface of the paintings.
Miki Carmi received his M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2005 and graduated from Bezalel Academy of art and design in Jerusalem in 2003. He has exhibited at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY, and Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA.