ROBERT KNOKE, BRUCE LABRUCE, 2014, (ART17)
Edition of 999
Printed on cotton poly
Unique artwork on each side
20 x 20 ins / 50.8 x 50.8 cm
Feather down insert (optional).
Robert Knoke gained worldwide recognition over the past ten years for his large-scale drawings of personalities shaping contemporary culture. He explores the genre of portraiture and its role in an era dominated by photography, redefining the genre for the 21st century. People that have sat for Robert Knoke include Iris Apfel, Fabien Baron, Bret Easton Ellis, Nicola Formichetti, Gilbert & George, Gossip, Debbie Harry, Roni Horn, Marc Jacobs, The Kills, Terence Koh, Rick Owens, Andrée Putman, Patti Smith, Casey Spooner, Michael Stipe, Liza Thorn, Lawrence Weiner and Olivier Zahm, to name a few.
“I like the moment when the act of drawing exuberates raw energy, it’s also about speed that I try to capture by moving my blackened fingers very fast over the paper. It is like hitting the keyboard of a piano very hard and fast, where each touch leaves a fingerprint.”