BODY PORTRAITS

Working from live subjects, Liashkov executes his pieces in charcoal, crayon, acrylic, pastel, oil and metallic and powder pigments. Their surface is a vellum-like translucent fiberglass called synskin. Acrylic color is applied to the back of the drawings exploiting the transparency property of the material. This device echoes Liashkov's earlier paintings on glass in which refraction and transparency were essential to the work. These figures both express the fullness of their individualities and reveal a range of universal human qualities that activate a link between past and present.

Lovers:   2004</br>acrylic, powdered pigment, pencil, pastel on synskin</br>90 in x 48 in Woman: 55   1996</br>charcoal, acrylic, crayon, colored pencil on synskin</br>72 in x 48 in</br><br/>
     Mr. & Mrs. Sonny Lulla Collection Woman: 35   1997</br>charcoal, acrylic, powdered pigment, crayon, pastel on synskin</br>96 in x 48 in Woman: 80   1997</br>charcoal, acrylic,pastel, graphite on syskin</br>96 in x 48 in Man: 21   1999<br/>acrylic, pastel, powdered pigment on sysnkin</br>90 in x 48 in
Woman: 24   1996</br>charcoal, acrylic, powdered pigment, pastel on synskin</br>92 in x 48 in Man: 36   1996</br>charcoal, acrylic, pastel on sysnkin</br>92 in x 48 in Man: 24 1997</br>charcoal, acrylic on synskin</br>96 in x 48 in Woman: 21   1996</br>charcoal, acrylic, crayon, pastel, oil & polyurethane varnish on syskin</br>82 in x 48 in Mr.Smith   2004</br>charcoal, acrylic, pastel, powdered pigment on sysnkin</br>90 in x 48 in
Man: 23   1997</br>charcoal, acrylic, red clay, pastel on synskin</br>90 in. x 48 in. Woman: 25   1998</br>charcoal, acrylic, powdered pigment on synskin</br>96 in. x 48 in. Old man #70   1997</br>charcoal, acrylic, pastel, powdered pigment on sysnkin</br>90 in. x 48 in. Man: 30   1997</br>charcoal, acrylic, powdered pigment, pastel on synskin</br>96 in. x 48 in.</br><br/>Ramon Muñoz Collection Man: 33   1996</br>charcoal, acrylic, crayon, pastel on syskin</br>83 in. x 48 in.