Vincent, 2012 by Linda Wachtel

image of Vincent 2012 by Linda Wachtel

Artist's statement

Vincent Fantauzzo is a Melbourne-based painter and portraitist. This photograph was taken shortly after he had moved into his new studio in the refurbished heritage listed JH Boyd Girls School. The 19th-century neo-gothic building, with its wonderful light and proportions, seems to be a poetically appropriate space in which Vincent can create his cinematic, photorealist portraits. He has twice won the Archibald Prize’s People's Choice award and the 2011 Doug Moran Portrait Prize.