Known/Unknown explores the relationship between painted portraits, their owners and the environments they share. Using selected portraits by the society painter Philip de László, the work considers the nature of collecting and remembering, and how this is influenced by class, wealth and gender.
The images investigate how public and private collections are formed and the effect this has on who is remembered, by whom and for what reason. The photographic portraits suggest the importance of the owner and the stories they tell in shaping, developing or losing the layers of meaning within a portrait.
Click on any of the thumbnail images to launch the viewer. You can then navigate forward and backward within the portfolio by clicking the left or right side of the enlarged image. Click the add to collection checkbox to automatically add an image to your collection. Image tags or search engine keywords appear below the collections' checkbox and each word or phrase is a link to potentially more image matches.