Hans Abbing | Head of Ilija
pastel on paper, 75 x 70 cm, 2008

Hans Abbing (1946) draws, photographs and makes videos. He always works with models. Above all, in his drawings he tries to capture the successive moods of the boy in his relationship with him as artist. On the one hand his heads are less erotic than other of his work, but at the same time they are also more erotic because they expose the tension between the (often unwilling) young man and the artist.