"For me, the portrait is a theatrical play with eyes, nose, mouth, and the light as principal actors. Comedy or drama, equally interesting. I feel that in essence, every portrait is a self-portrait too, I don't want to please nor do I aim at merely creating a realistic representation. I like to capture the moment and preferably paint more than one portrait of a subject, nobody is just one person."
This quote by the creator of this season's Painted Skull graphic, Hans van der Leeuw sums up how he approaches every brushstroke of his oil-paint portraits, emphasizing on interaction rather than interpretation. While he usually portrays living beings, the graphic he created for Patta depicts someone who has moved on to the afterlife. The story behind the Skull and what this (un)fortunate soul had to endure is all up for interpretation. The Patta Painted Skull graphic is featured on two styles this season, a T-Shirt and Hooded Sweater.
While the Hooded Sweater features the previously discussed graphic on the back, the T-shirt has a more in-your-face approach with the Painted Skull being the main attraction on the front of the piece. The Patta flag label on the side is a subtle detail, giving keen-eyed Patta fanatics the cue that you're with them. All and all-white tees always bang, especially with graphics like these. Wear this one at a quarantine proof BBQ or something, you'll be looking real good shallow frying some cod, fries, or whatever makes you happy.
Style Code: POC-SU20-PAINTED-SKULL-TS-002
Made in Mauritius