â€œItâ€™s interesting to think about my work in relation to historical paintings of salons that pictured art exhibitions or collections, that tradition of artists painting other artistsâ€™ paintings. Many of the photographs I work from are very posed and funny. Dix is just standing there on his own with a weird mask thing on looking out of it, but Mondrian and Munch are paraded in front of their work showing it off. By making those paintings itâ€™s a way to get to know the artists a bit.â€ For this drawing Brooks was challenged to recreate Edvard Munchâ€™s expressionistic paintings using only a pencil. Because theyâ€™ve been rendered with photorealist clarity, the canvases in the background seem extra primitive and surreal, and stand in stark contrast to the pristinely drawn figure.