Curtis Holder

One Man And His Dog (2022)

British artist Curtis Holder uses lines to investigate motivations, connections and conversations through the passage of time. His large-scale multilayered portraits and figurative works are dynamically tender, emerging as a series of febrile lines that reveal a sense of his subjects’ form, movement and emotion. In his ongoing series The Talk, he explores and documents intimate conversations with other Black men. The rawness of the dialogue between artist and sitter is expressed through unapologetic, unaltered pencil marks, which trace the journey of conversations and reveal the layers of a shared lived experience.