TWO HOUR PORTRAITS
As an example of Grauer's approach to portraiture, Two Hour Portraits is more than just a practice in painting. It is a ritual involving the mutual gaze in a set window of time. This ongoing portrait of a group is a small fraction of the people he will pass in his life, but it is a segment of the people with whom he has interacted, therefore, as much as it is a portrait of a group, it is a portrait of Carl. This project began in 2012 and continues to excite because of this element of time. It not only documents the subjects but his evolution as a painter.