Study of a Woman
In his charcoal work, Francois Krige embraces the contrast between carefully rendered shadows and confident, yet loose linework. In this study, all that suggests the body is a light, gestural line. The rest of the artwork Krige allows the viewer to fill in. Effectively one gets the sense that he has captured a moment in time, as fugitive as the line itself. The lack of details in the body suggests a spontaneity, it seems as though it was just a moment in time. A quick drawing capturing this exact moment.