Soul Out is a series of paintings by Berlin-based artist Deenesh Ghyczy. Looking at his images is like looking through a frosted glass window. The artist uses optical filters to view his subjects as he paints the oils on canvas, so that parts of the figures repeat and cascade away from the central focus in hazy and dreamy distortions.
Ghyczy’s subjects appear preoccupied with their own inner reflections. His paintings evoke feelings of serenity and contemplation, where the isolated figures serve as the lone figure in each scene. Using abstraction in his portraits, the artist features what he describes as “a multilayered identity and a look at individuals as living structures with more than one center.”