Christian Ovonlen
Clown Black and White Jumper, 2021

Colour pencil on paper
62 x 48 cm

Christian Ovonlen’s drawings of ballet and theatre productions from the 19th and 20th Century incorporate costume, scenography and dramatic lighting to create intricate and vivid pencil drawings on a range of luxuriously coloured and textured papers.

Employing a range of mark making and use of colour, these complex and rich compositions consolidate Christian’s body of work to date in a series of drawings that bring together figurative and abstract elements to depict immersive spaces that reference his own large scale silk hangings and anticipate future large scale works.