Standing in a Patterned Room, 2019
Pencil on paper, 38 x 56 cm
Ishaq Beckford continues developing his drawing practice with a new collection of monochromatic portraits. Working in pencil and pen he has been drawing images inspired by an eclectic mix of sources ranging from Weimar cinema to fashion photography and from classic horror films to sports stars. His drawings are full of subtly observed details combined with expressive characters.
Ishaq has been part of the studio since 2018 when he joined Intoart’s foundation programme. He has worked in a variety of media including painting and printmaking, but his skills as a draughtsman has always been the defining characteristic of his artwork.