Caricatures by Joey Monsoon
Joey Monsoon was born at Inez, Kentucky in 1971 and he currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. His main focus is to express the feelings and the overall stance of the person in the portrait through painting. He does that through the glaze of the subject but also through the facial muscles. In fact, he directs his attention to figures and portraits.
“My figures and portraits hover somewhere between reality and myth. Their worldly weariness is revealed through a dream-like lens. They are not so much portraits of people as they are portraits of emotional triumphs and failures. We don’t always know their stories, yet in our gut we know how they feel.” Monsoon explains. The result is impressive. Enjoy.