Keli Lemoi

“Untitled Duratrans 2002”: Duratrans light boxes

After years of investigating self-portraiture, LeMoi has switched attention to include other subjects, creating a series of what she refers to as “non-portraits.” This set of images questions the ideas surrounding traditional portraiture, the gaze and perceptions of beauty through the nuance of expression and heightened awareness of skin. Representing a likeness of the subject is not the intention. LeMoi is more interested in the scrutinization of the face, while calling to question the psychological state of the subject who is aware they are being looked at.