On David Hancock – By Leo Wood

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I’ll Be Your Mirror – Curator David Hancock
by Leo Wood

Since the birth of representational art, people have been painting portraits as a way to represent and understand humanity. And yet as artist David Hancock sees it, our understanding of portraiture is both limited and stifling. Hancock has chosen to explore and challenge the idea of portraiture, claiming that it can be, ‘so much more than a painting of a little kiddie in the living room’. I’ll Be your Mirror, an exhibition curated by David Hancock that features the work of eleven artists, invigorates the idea of portraiture for the 21st Century.