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Jingze Du’s portraits present exaggerated facial features, representative of the human with heavy distortion and widening in form. Du’s particular background has an impact on his pieces – he was born in China and moved to Ireland at age 13. The two disparate cultures of his upbringing have a wide space between each other, which he attempts to emulate in his portraits in the form of stretched-out facial features. I am drawn to Du’s style of facial representation: unrecognizable blends of features that still emulate the human. His style reminds me a bit of the characters found in Fernando Botero’s body types and Yoshitomo Nara’s facial shapes. See the link above for a spread of his stylistic portraits.