workers comp 2020

A project that was born out of an exercise of responsive drawings between Jarin Moriguchi and Nathan Sarsona. These drawings were done together, one after another, alternated between who would draw first and who would respond with a drawing of their own. The imagery was made up of simple, monochromatic lines. Sarsona and Moriguchi became interested in the perceived naivety of the line drawings and challenged themselves to convey as much expression as they could within the parameters of these “bad drawings.”

This led them to think about the institutionalized perception of good and bad art, a notion that has been widely investigated from the earliest moments of Dadaism to the present day. Worker’s Comp is the result of their collaborative deconstruction of satire, immaturity, the mundane, and the commodity of art through investigation of material and draftsmanship.

©Jarin Moriguchi 2023