Diana Shpungin‘s practice encompasses an obsessive heart-strong conceptual framework – the pencil mark behaving as a compulsive act, denoting repair, frugality, and empathy across identity lines. Duality is an essential element of her work, always seeking a balance between superstition/logic, nature/technology, science/sentimentality, public/private, the personal/political, and the poetic/rational.

Image: Diana Shpungin, Always Begin At The End (with – Stage To Build A Chronicle), 2022. Mixed media, graphite pencil, Hand made paper, marble tile, marble chips, American pennies, concrete bricks. Photograph by Etienne Frossard.