Berlin, 2019

Upon arriving in Berlin, Victor Gounel immerses in the currents of this unique city. Particularly intrigued by the city’s characteristic tension between open self-expression and scene- and society-related masquerade, Victor Gounel begins creating artworks that attempt to advance to a sphere of authenticity, where people are stripped to their essence. Partly in a contour-transcending rosy-flavescent, dark-brown coloring, partly in a colder, more contrasting color scheme, these portraits show the rich spectrum of human expressions.