Through careful observations of portraits and drawings from the NGV Collection, Laith McGregor shows how to create an abstract portrait with the endless possibilities of a simple line.

Pencil and paper

Laith McGregor’s multidisiplinary practice draws on illusionary material with an ongoing inquiry into contemporary portraiture, semiotics of the guise, notions of the self & the complexities of what it means to be human. The figures that he represents derive from both factual and fictitious realms. The qualities that result from McGregor’s practice highlight the grey areas that exist between fiction and non-fiction. Laith McGregor has exhibited widely throughout Australia and overseas.

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