The real life abstractions of Alison Bignon

I display real life stories through my created abstract portraits. After drawing upon exchanges with ordinary people, it’s in my apartment in Paris where I listen to and transcribe their stories; carefully archiving them in what I call an “emotional data bank”. Then, using a range of media, including videoed performance monologues, paintings, drawings and engravings, I extract the elusive from their stories; and it is there I believe my art operates, for these stories to become part of the bigger one. Alison Bignon