Portraiture in Non-Objective Art - Artist Profile

Disagreements over what we consider to be portraiture became intense when Justine Varga's 'Maternal Line' won the 2017 Olive Cotton Prize for photographic portraiture. ARTIST PROFILE invited a panel of artists: Justine Varga, Michael Buzacott, Coen Young and Andrew Christofides, to discuss art's 100-year-old conflict between classicism's mimesis, modern art's representation of the visible world, and non-objective and abstract art.