The Statue, Kok
Medium: Oil pastel on paper
In the line of the 1930s Expressionism movement, this pastel drawing technique makes the result resemble of a hand-cut sculpture.
The black shades of the drawings are meant by the artist to “show the darkness of her soul in turmoil”.
About the Artist:
Coming from the 80s and 90s punk rock scene, KOK is a musician and cartoonist trained at the Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux and Les Arts Appliqués de la Gironde.
The all-digital nature of comics no longer allowed him to sell originals, so KOK returned to painting in 2006 and started with a “comic-style”, followed by a conceptual and modern approach to portraiture influenced by female issues and women’s rights.
He has exhibited in France and internationally, most recently at the Institut Francais of Bangkok, Thailand.