"Untitled" (2004)

"Untitled," 2004
Gouache on paper, 28 3/16 x 20 1/6 inches
Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

"I’m fascinated, how a different facial color directs you. Green absorbs you into it. Pink or red comes out at you. Light pink doesn’t recede into the page but has a flatness. Bright pink jumps out. Those phenomena affect your reading of the figure- nothing related to anything but what a color does, how it affects your eyeball."

- Laylah Ali