Nhi Vo‘s work transforms writing into drawing, revealing languages as patterns and definitions as gestures. Laborious repetitions are interrupted by the imperfections of handwritten text, overriding the parameters of mechanical reproduction. These handwritten gestures, as accumulations of small acts over an extended period of time, reveal the nuances of artistic practice, human experience, and identity.

Image: Nhi Vo, Modus Operandi, 2020. Graphite, ink and gouache on paper. 28 x 32 in. Courtesy of the artist.