Funk (From the Faces of Fascism and Bureaucracy Series), 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Faces of Fascism and Bureaucracy is an on-going series of graphite drawings that was initially created as a response to Edwin Black’s book IBM and the Holocaust, which charts the business connections between IBM and the Nazi regime. The series contains drawings of the formal portraits of Nazi officials as well as IBM managing directors. In the process of drawing, my initial concern to chart the parallels between fascism and bureaucracy, evident here in the authoritative expressions, formal business attire and homogeneity of race and gender, extended into a interest in the assumed status of the archive as a neutral container of an objective, historical truth. By adding portraits of white men from different decades and backgrounds all wearing suits and appearing almost interchangeable, my goal became the creation of an archive that begins to blur the boundaries between fact and fiction; and to thereby ask questions about the ways in which dominant power relationships are tied up with the creation and governing of an archive and how an archive shapes our relationship to the past, present and future.

Watson, 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Becker (From the Faces of Fascism and Bureaucracy Series), 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Von Ribbentrop, 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Goldberg, 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Wolf, 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Schwanitz, 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Martin, 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Waldheim, 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Rosenberg, 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Schabowski, 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in

Martin, 2018, graphite on paper, 7x7in