In mid April I took part in an artist residency programme at Joya:AiR in the mountains of Almería, Spain. I’ve never done a residency before but I wanted to take myself out of my common place and back onto the land to shift perspective and help refocus my energies.Read More
I am interested in drawing as a record of events, places or times, performative traces where the process informs or becomes the drawing.
Anthony McCall's Five Minute Drawing was first performed at Art Meeting Place, London, in 1974. Standing in front of the wall, he stretched a string to make a long diagonal that approximates the length of his outstretched arms and then snapped the string coated in a dark pigment which left it's trace on the wall. The drawing took roughly five minutes to make hence the title. McCall has said “This drawing is one of a number of works in which I explored the idea that the unfolding of the idea, the process of execution, is the object,”
Anthony McCall continues to perform his 'Five Minute Drawing' such as at the opening of the exhibition 'Time Out of Mind' curated by Todd Levin at Sprüth Magers in Berlin 2011 or The Whitechapel Gallery Drawing and Thinking Exhibition
Further Reading On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century By Cornelia H. Butler, M. Catherine de Zegher, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), and Anthony McCall: Notebooks and Conversations published by Lund Humphries.
Laura Hudson; Collaborative Journey Drawing Event 'You Are Here' Plymouth Art Weekender September 25-29 2015Read More
Inspired by the land from North Devon to the Cornish Coast, these 200 sketches are the starting point for a series of paintings.Read More
Richard Serra is, for me, one of the contemporary masters of drawing in his words
"to see is to think and drawing is another way of thinking."
I like the way he thinks and there are some great video interviews with Serra published online about the importance of drawing in his practice, here's just a few I found particularly illuminating.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Artist Richard Serra discusses his sketches of a Le Corbusier building in Ronchamp, France, as an example of an architectural space that has inspired him.
Richard Serra on his Drawing retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 13, 2011 - August 28, 2011, with Magdalena Dabrowski and Lynne Cooke.
Richard Serra talking about his Drawing retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Charlie Rose, april 2011 on HBO. Rose is completely out of his depth and verges on insulting with his hopelessly stupid questions however despite the interviewer Serra remains eloquant and inspiring.
This large scale [1.5m x 4 m] site-specific drawing was made in the spring of 2013. The journey from Holsworthy to Filleigh along the Devon lanes takes 90 minutes by car. During each journey I drew as we travelled. At the 360 gallery I stretched a large sheet of paper and drew what i could remember of each journey. The drawing took several days between 28 March - 3rd April, during which i recorded things seen, roads taken, oddities in the landscape and the shapes that described the Land. The resulting drawing is a composite alternate reality, condensing time and space, dictated by memory. I used simple materials from the ground, carbon and graphite powders and charcoal.
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