Peter Blodau draws in situ, directly in front of his subject matter, and focuses on the immediacy of a scene, which helps him visually translate sound, smell, texture, and emotion. He has been drawing for well over 30 years, the majority of them spent working on various series in such places as Cuba, the United States, Greece, Italy, Germany, Ireland, England, Egypt, and most recently France. Born in Germany in 1967, Blodau moved to Ireland as a child and later attended art school in Limerick, where he would also teach one day. He currently teaches drawing at the German University in Cairo.
Reportage Art from the Calais Jungle: “A Sea of Tents Surrounds Me”
As with the subjects of a courtroom sketch, the Jungle residents, being either refugee or migrant, are positioned as defendants....