Drawing Sessions

During the Drawing Sessions, I invite the audience to take part in myportraiture drawing  practice. A performative drawing event as a visual art form, questions ideas of  agency, trust, conventions of portraiture and the relationship through eye contact  with strangers.

With a greater focus on capturing the connective moment between the artist and  sitter, likeness becomes secondary to the affective and playful layers involved in  the interaction.The drawing becomes an embodiment of the short moment  between the sitter and the artist.Sitters make rules for their drawing, adding layers of agency and bringing laughter into the gallery.

The portraits become a part of my collection of drawings which are reworked and hand-assembled in bigger bodies of sculptural work. In exchange  for participation, I give those portrayed a limited photographic print of  one of my artworks.

Berman Contemporary
February 2021