What is a truly realistic portrait? This question inspired artist Sergio Albaic to go beyond the physical appearances and try to attempt to capture the interior world of a human being. And by meaning the interior world, he means emotions, memories, relationships and a personal story. Those four elements are the key elements of these paintings. Albaic uses one person for his portrait, and adds all kind of different personal videos and unique facts/emotions with it and the outcome of these is a videorative portrait.
‘Painting a Videorative portrait (a generative, narrative and interactive video portrait) starts with collecting personal videos of the person portrayed, tagged by him/her with relevant concepts and descriptions. Then, using a custom tool, the artist “paints with meanings” and generates a video portrait, subtitled with generative personal narratives. In the interactive installation version of the work, the viewer can “navigate” through the subject’s mind, opening his/her video memories, accessing their thoughts and revealing hidden connections between the meanings, using online access to Wikipedia to infer related emotional states. These “data visualization” create new and unexpected interpretations of the portrait.’
If you watch the video you will see the beauty behind the portrait. It’s expressive via image but also text. Albaic has made an example of Randall Okita, a filmmaker, to express himself via these videorative painting. A new and innovative way to mix video, emotions and art.