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"Drawing offers a huge range of possibilities for mirroring today's preoccupations."

Process and ideas

Traditionally, drawing subjects were more or less restricted to the natural world, still life, and the human figure. This has changed; drawing today has few limits in terms of its subjects, materials, and techniques.

However, this unprecedented freedom can create its own tyranny. More than ever, it is essential to develop your own personal framework to work within and be clear about targeting your intentions and interests.

reinventing media and subject

The range of drawing media is constantly expanding, and today, traditional techniques sit alongside new materials and digital processes, providing entirely new channels for expression.

New and mixed media allow revolutionary takes on old subjects, and are suited to more radical experimentation — exploring the nature of representation and of mind itself.

A traditional still-life subject is here tackled using mixed media -ink and pastel - drawn on a Plexiglas ground. With light seeping from behind, the chaotic drawing, with its distorted perspective, takes on a quirky cartoon-like quality.

Fisheye perspective

A traditional still-life subject is here tackled using mixed media -ink and pastel - drawn on a Plexiglas ground. With light seeping from behind, the chaotic drawing, with its distorted perspective, takes on a quirky cartoon-like quality.

Fisheye perspective

This representation of a figure eschews classical tradition in favor of emotional intensity. The closed pose, combined with dense, simplified areas of pattern and color, and lack of tone creates an iconic image of introspection.

Ink and gesso provide dense colors and solid whites.

This representation of a figure eschews classical tradition in favor of emotional intensity. The closed pose, combined with dense, simplified areas of pattern and color, and lack of tone creates an iconic image of introspection.

Ink and gesso provide dense colors and solid whites.

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