The Four Question Project set to take place from April 2020 to March 2021 has been postponed due to COVID-19.
This decision has been taken based on the social-distancing restrictions and the actions required in order to execute this project to its fullest potential. Rescheduled dates are currently on hold and will be considered once social restrictions have been lifted.
In light of the ongoing, worldwide effects of COVID-19, approaching strangers in public locations and engaging in extended conversations is no longer possible.
Thank you all for your support and understanding,
-Angelo David Russo
Le Projet des Quatre Questions qui était schédulé pour le 1er avril 2020 à mars 2021 a été reporté en raison du COVID-19.
Cette décision a été prise sur la base des restrictions de distanciation sociale et des actions nécessaires pour exécuter ce projet à son plein potentiel. Les dates reportées sont actuellement suspendues et seront prises en compte une fois les restrictions sociales levées.
À la lumière des effets mondiaux continus du COVID-19, il n'est plus possible d'approcher des inconnus dans des lieux publics et de s'engager dans des conversations prolongées.
En attendant, je vais expérimenter avec du coulage et art figuratifs. Vous pouvez me suivre sur Instagram ou Facebook pour rester au courant de mes dernières œuvres ainsi que suivre le processus de création.
Merci à tous pour votre soutien et votre compréhension,
restez en sécurité,
-Angelo David Russo
THE FOUR QUESTION PROJECT
The Four Question Project is an artistic exploration of breaking down the barriers that separate us, to open our minds to the perspectives of others, and find common ground on which we can connect in meaningful ways. It challenges the preconceptions that people often hold, and the quick judgements they make when meeting strangers.
Over the course of 12 Months (as of April 1st, 2020), I will create a series of 15-20 portraits (each 24’’X 36’’), based on interviews that result from inviting strangers to share their stories with me by answering a series of Four Questions.
This series of portraits will stem directly from the experiences and stories of the participants - rather than on their physical attributes. I intend to create layered and thematic portraits that are inspired by the individual’s internal landscape, personal history, and hopes for the future. Viewers will be able to read the participants' answers to the Four Questions online, creating a lens through which to view the artwork.
The Four Questions:
How would you describe yourself?
What would be the best color to describe your personality and why?
3. What is something interesting/unique about yourself that others could never
guess about you?
4. Can you talk to me about an emotional time in your life? (A positive and negative
emotional example would be provided)
The artwork will be showcased as a solo exhibit in a gallery in Montreal, and will tell the stories of a diverse group of individuals whose lives are very different, yet connected. It will be about the process of knowing and connecting with each other, within an attempt to develop a language for the visual representation of who we are as individuals.