Dryden Goodwin

‘Peoples’ (series 1) (2024)

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Year Spring 2024
Medium Pencil on paper and animation
Dimensions 210mm X 297mm

About the work

For Peoples (series 1) (2024), twelve national leaders, embroiled in continuing wars and atrocities, are depicted. Their small-scale rendered visages surround a hand-drawn QR code that links to an animation which explores all the drawings and their making. This composite work shifts between shades of light and dark, oscillating between figuration and abstraction. Behind these faces lie millions of lives, many devastated or destroyed.

Career Highlights

Solo exhibitions include ‘Alongside’, QUAD, Derby (2020); ‘Un-Earth’, OCAT Xi’an, China (2018); ‘Unseen: The Lives of Looking’, Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich (2015); ‘Cast’, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg (2009) and The Photographers’ Gallery (2008). Projects in public space include ’Breathe:2022’ (2022/23), ‘Breathe’ (2012) produced by Invisible Dust, and ‘Linear’ (2010/12) for Art on the Underground. Group exhibitions include Wellcome Collection, Tate Modern, and Venice Biennale (50th). Film festival nominations include ‘Best Feature Documentary’ CPH DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015), and the 24th Camerimage, Bydgoszcz, Poland. Public collections include MOMA New York, Tate Collection, National Portrait Gallery and Science Museum.

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