Lisa Wilkens’ work is fundamentally based in drawing and the understanding and exploration of images, their reproduction and development through drawing. With a strong interest in the photographic image – as cultural object of representing ‘what is\was’ – she sees her practice as a means for analysis, a method to understand and process images. Choosing images of international affairs, online news and archives, her drawings can offer a new form of reading located between personal stories and political histories.

the paper used for all drawings is sourced from GDR stocks through her wider family.