T03862 Untitled 1984
Charcoal on paper 1345 x 2730 (53 3/8 x 107 1/2)
Inscribed 'Disler 84' t.r.
Purchased from Nigel Greenwood Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1984
This large, unfixed charcoal drawing has many smudges and fingerprints over the surface. A number of entwined heads and limbs, often with glaring eyes and bared teeth, are spread across the sheet. The smudged areas over the entire surface obscure the individual features and their relationship to one another, although a number of details do stand out, such as the head, top right, and the eye in the middle. In the bottom left-hand corner, a pair of heads, lying horizontally, confront one another. The emphasis on the vigorously drawn human body, particularly the head, points to some of Disler's prime concerns in his work of this period…