Felix Dolah’s Diluted Charcoal Drawings

by Andy SmithPosted on

Felix Dolah uses diluted charcoal to craft his minimalist, ghostly drawings. These figures, often gangly and dilapidated, come in sparse singular or as heaps of crowded, writhing characters. Elsewhere, he applies the same material to photographs, adding grim accents to archival images. He’s said that although early in life, he drew knights and monsters, “now I draw more monsters than knights.”

“Executed in charcoal, water and often bearing their maker’s fingerprints, Felix Dolah’s waif-like individuals express potent sensations through exaggerated posture,” a statement says. “Though the result is minimalist, Dolah’s works are durational, often taking months of contemplation and considered mark-making to complete.”

See more of Dolah’s work below.

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