Untitled (Female portraits)

Weree, Johnson

Johnson Weree’s draws busts of staring women. With short, deep-coloured dark hair drawn in three layers of ballpoint: red, blue and black. Small, expressionless eyes with sharply defined pupils in the shimmering whites of the eyes, a dog’s nose with black nostrils at the end of a long-bridged nose, an abnormally wide mouth with compressed lips. The staring pupils are like flamed glass marbles, in two, sometimes three colours. The women are decorated with red blushes or painted beauty spots. The hair is well styled, combed with a wide parting, sometimes with loose locks ending in graceful curls.