The artwork presented here is a collaboration between Chris Kaspar and Justin Brennan. What you see is a series of portraits, each set a separate interpretation of the same person. While the black and white photos are printed in the darkroom, they are then manipulated in two different ways. Justin Brennan uses acrylic paint, marker and pen to transform the photograph into a stylistic painting. Chris Kaspar uses inks, dyes, pens and bleach to transform the photograph into a stylized photograph.
Justin Brennan and Chris Kaspar are Cleveland based artists living and working in the city. Both have received training from Kent State University, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College.