petra egg
"Models and their significance for the artistís own biography, their influence on her work, the processes of appropriation and role play, and the way in which the artist approaches her own work are also the theme of a series of drawings in Indian ink created in a loose sequence since 1994: precisely structured sheets featuring highly abstract and reduced figures executed with a virtuoso economy of line. The motifs are partly inspired by mythological themes from Antiquity or allegorical representations from early art history (Pegasus, Medusa, Justitia); partly they refer to topoi of artistic self-representation. For instance we recognise charismatic figures of identification from the more recent past by their image-forming attributes (for what would Joseph Beuys be without his army vest?). ..."
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me as lee marvin
ink on paper 1997
42 x 30 cm