Anouk Griffioen’s Monumental Charcoal Drawings

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Anouk Griffioen creates haunting, mural-scale charcoal drawings that offer glimpses into lush, overgrown places where humanity and nature seamlessly connect. The human subjects of her work are merely guides for viewers to immerse themselves in the sublime landscapes. It’s as if Griffioen is inviting her viewers to imagine themselves as her often faceless characters. There is a fashion-conscious aspect to her work as well: the svelte, model-like bodies strike casual yet glamorous poses, wearing smartly tailored outfits that camouflage with their surroundings.

It’s a busy season for Griffioen, who will be showing in the group show “Hunting” at Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam October 25 through December 18. You can also catch her in “Chinese Whispers,” on view at Karin Janssen Project Space in London November 6 through 23. Griffioen is currently working on a solo show for Stedelijk Museum Zwolle that will debut in 2016. Take a look at some shots from her studio below.

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