The study of physiognomy. Physiognomy is a practice of assessing a person’s character or personality from their outer appearance—especially the face. It is often linked to racial and sexual stereotyping.
Katya Ulitina’s art reflects her research on physiognomy within big cities, and the people, faces and crowds that are interspersed throughout. Her art leaves room for interpretation as to who these people are but as she takes a deeper approach to people watching, what they share seems so evidently clear and you might say she depicts the faces amongst the crowd as drone like. Which begs the question: are people robotic and programmed for day-to-day routine?