Jewish Artist and Patron,  2012, airbrush on  canvas, 90 × 90 cm. Courtesy: Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; photographs: Roman März

Painting as sculpture as performance

By Kasia Redzisz
Francine du Plessix Gray, 1962, oil on canvas, 55 × 50 cm

Sylvia Sleigh’s extraordinary ‘history pictures’

By Quinn Latimer
Rose Wylie, Ray's Yellow Plane Film Notes, 2013, oil on canvas, 210 x 165 cm. Courtesy: the artist and UNION,

At a time of revolution in digital technologies, when making extraordinary images has never been technically easier, painting persists.

By Jennifer Higgie
Projector, 2011, oil on linen,  51 × 31 cm

The paintings, drawings and animations of Tala Madani

By Aram Moshayedi

What does our interest in the face tell us about contemporary methods of communication?

By Jörg Heiser
Interstellar, 2012, oil on canvas

The fictitious portraits of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

By Jennifer Higgie
Aura Rosenberg Head Shots DL, from the series ‘Head Shots’ (1991–96), silver gelatin print

From Roni Horn to Marina Abramović, Christina Zück examines the ‘enraptured faces’ of portrait photography today

By Christina Zück
Face (No. 4), 1998, video still

Since 1995, Li Yongbin has been creating videos of faces in the Beijing apartment he has lived in for over 30 years

By Carol Yinghua Lu

Portraits, patterns and fashion; post-colonialism and mortality

By Jenni Sorkin