Girl in Transition
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This work is part of a larger series, "Painted Girls", based on the 1665 Vermeer painting "Girl with a Pear Earring". The artist uses the unblemished young girl's face as a starting point for an investigation of identities and personality, trying out different overlays of paint and accessories, like a young girl looking for who she might be.
Using an artificial intelligence algorithm, the work "Girl in Transition" shows the girl from the original painting fused with a painted portrait of a bearded man, exploring facets of gender and identity.
Trygve Skogrand (b. 1967) lives and works in Asenfjord, Norway. After originally educating as a Civil Engineer, he has been working as an artist using computers as his artistic tool since the late 1990s. Skogrand's works have been exhibited in Oslo, Trondheim, Malmö, London, Edinburgh and Berlin, and been published as several art books.