March 03, 2020
Drawing Is Everything
Drawing is an ancient and enduring form of human expression. As children we all learn to draw before we can write. It is the most personal of all artistic statements – a direct expression of the draftsman’s personality in the flow of the line.
Historically, drawing has been the foundation of art practice because mastery of the discipline was considered to be an important part of every artist’s training. Artists traditionally used drawing in a preparatory way, as a means to work through ideas in the lead-up to making paintings, sculptures and other works of art. Ever since the Renaissance, drawing has gradually been losing its utilitarian status and its documents have been increasingly valued and collected.
The artists featured in this curation have taken on drawing, not for making preliminary sketches, but as the primary medium used for producing finished works of art. These drawings are full of direct energy and raw expression, and are excellent examples of drawing’s unique qualities as a contemporary art form.
Curated by Sally Browne
36cm (W) x 26cm (H)