The Northerner, paint and printed elements on collaged paper, 41 x 31 in.
Labitzke's work is primarily influenced by his interest in using the portrait and posture of the figure as a means of conveying an implied narrative. These large-scale images encourage a wide variety of interpretations that often provoke empathy for the subject within the viewer. His work is informed by an ongoing interest in art history to include Roman portrait busts, Renaissance drawing, Neo-classical painting and the world of contemporary photography.
The Spanish Ancestor, ink and paint on collaged paper, 41 x 31 in.