Beauty and hard work (2023)
Ballpoint pen drawing on an antique map of Paris
31 x 41 cm
Image: Mark Powell
With the humble Bic Biro as his tool of choice, London-based Powell creates intricate portraits on antique documents. His favoured subjects are elderly, a natural fit for the paper he uses and his detailed style: post marks and typography merge with pen strokes to create a captivating whole.