Portrait Project

In the Portrait Project, Karen Hochman Brown turns the visages of her subjects into unique digitally synthesized artworks. Using the model of a music synthesizer, the software Hochman Brown employs is able to read visual information from a photograph in the same way a music synthesizer interprets a series of notes. The artist creates custom virtual-paintbrushes, changing settings of endless parameters that react to the visual reference. Brushstrokes are applied one by one based on information such as shape, color, orientation and luminance. 

Commissions available upon request: Contact Karen Hochman Brown