Ishaq Beckford
The Mad Scientist, 2021

Graphite on paper
56 x 39 cm

Ishaq Beckford continues to expand his skills as a draftsman while investigating his love of the mysterious, monstrous and macabre in the world of cinema. Ishaq creates his drawings with a simple selection of pens and pencils, using layers of shading and highlights to bring each subject into sharp focus.

His latest drawings have centred on German Expressionist film making and early horror motion pictures to produce a series of tense and dramatic images that are full of anguished characters and deep shadows.

As his work continues to chart the history of cinema, Ishaq has now set his sights on the iconic technicolour monster films of the 1960s.