Buddy Nestor's Eerie Unportraiture

Illustration // Friday, April 11, 2014
In Buddy Nestor's portraits, the depiction of an outward self disintegrates and mutates in order to convey a spiritual interior. “My latest series of paintings are portraits of female artists.  These physical and psychological images are my attempt to capture the true nature of humanity.  They are spiritual X-Rays.  The models that I use in my work are all beautiful women.  However, there is nothing beautiful about the portraits I create.”   

Buddy Nestor's 'Spiritual X-Ray' Portraits

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Buddy Nestor's abstract portraits of female artists are his attempt to capture the true nature of humanity. The physical and psychological images he paints are what he calls "spiritual X-Rays." He says, "The models that I use in my work are all beautiful women. However, there is nothing beautiful about the portraits I create."

The Art of Buddy Nestor

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Buddy Nestor was an abstract painter until a few years ago when he struck a strange new chord with portraiture that took his work to a new level. Derivative of his abstract style, Nestor's "spiritual x-ray" portraits are intended to remove the mask of beauty to reveal darker, more honest aspects of the personalities of his subjects.

Buddy Nestor

Illustration // Saturday, November 26, 2011
In his newest work, Buddy Nestor paints other female artists in a way that you would not expect. He paints the portrait of their soul, so as to expose the contorted beauty of the person within.

Spiritual X-Ray

Illustration // Friday, July 15, 2011
Buddy Nestor was born and raised in Collingswood, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was a Latch-Key Kid during the birth of cable TV.  This led to endless hours in front of the television, watching movies and drawing. 

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