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Karen Lorenz

'Life drawing is an important and fundamental aspect of my work. The human figure, the movement, dynamic, energy I seek to capture. It might sound like a pleader for a tradition in decline. For me life drawing is the art of discovery and the process of looking and exploring what is outside one’s self. They are also stepping stones towards future events, and a reminder to keep the work fresh, spontaneous, dynamic and fragile and yet crude. 
Life drawings have become a kind of daily warm-ups, gently exercising the dynamic interplay between the eye and the hand. On the other hand the drawings are about commitment, when marks on paper grasp the balance and tension of the body. The beauty is that movement is temporary and therefore I never cease to explore.'