Mit Senoj, ‘Miss Asilidae’, 2014, Paul Stolper Gallery

Winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2009, the UK’s leading award in the medium, Senoj depicts haunting women and grotesque figures, often in fantastic scenes or engulfed in flora, rendered with a minimum of precise lines and covered with a thin layer of shellac. Miss Asilidae is on view at Paul Stolper Gallery in London through June 20th.

About Mit Senoj

To make his signature figurative paintings, Mit Senoj first uses a nib to apply India ink directly to Xerox paper without the aid of preparatory sketches. He then applies watercolor pigment, and—to deepen the colors—briefly adds and removes a layer of shellac. These paintings, as well as Sinoj’s etchings, feature rich, erotically charged images of flora and women’s bodies. According to the artist, in his work, “human physiology is reconstituted into something more vulnerable and less belligerent, giving equality to all living things.”

Welsh, b. 1961, based in United Kingdom