I have always been amazed when artists are able to treat the negative space in their artwork as an important part of the story. Cristina Troufa, a Portugal based artist, does just this in an amazing and intriguing way. I LOVE the way she combines realism with modern lines and simplistic surroundings. I find myself filling in the negative space as my eyes wonder over each painting. I don't miss what's missing at all. In fact, if her work was "whole", it would not be half as interesting. This series of paintings are self-reflective in their exploration of womanhood. Every painting is a self-portrait that reveals more through what is absent than what is represented. LOVE it !
(all images via My Modern Met. Look at more of Cristina Troufa's artwork here)