From start to finish, 'The Workout' is a real-time response to an exercise session performed live in the gallery. Briony worked with human-scale gestural lines in both pencil and oil stick to track and trace the contours of the subject’s body in space. The key at the top and bottom of the piece show the order in which different colours and marks were added.
The painting evolved over multiple sittings and has been documented at each stage. See the visual archive here.
Oil, oil pastel, pencil and acrylic on canvas.
200cm (H) x 270cm (W)