by Hemisha Bhardwa in New Art on Friday 29 June 2012

As children, all we wanted to do was be dirty, play and draw pictures. Handpainting was always a favourite past-time, but artist Judith Braun takes it to another level. By dipping her hands in charcoal, pastels and chalk, they take on the function of a paintbrush, and with this tool, she is able to create incredible pieces of art. Using her own special technique, she produces different kinds of abstract images, patterns, and shapes – all symmetrical, a result of her using both her hands simultaneously as this allows the inherent symmetry of her body to create a gestural archive of mark-making.