This exhibition focused on the display of the first 244 days of “Draw an object a day for 365 days“, which began on 18th August 2014, More than 1,600 drawings were displayed on day 244 at 5th Base Gallery, East London, in small groups, individual arrangements and dense clouds. During the show visitors were asked […]
|I use drawing as a very accessible, flexible and direct way of making artwork.
In theory you can use a burnt stick or other basic item to create marks; I tend to use black oil pastels of various colours and sizes as they give me an immediate strong line, which is almost impossible to rub-out. So once I make a mark I’m committed to it.
My work has often been described as urban and visually strong. I’ve been influenced by comic books, pop art, Van Gogh and urban signage.
My latest exhibition is open. Day #244 of ‘Draw an object a day for 365 days’. 5th Base gallery. 23 Heneage Street, Whitechapel, London E1 5LJ. Open Private view: 6-9pm Friday 24th April, 2015. General opening times: 12-6pm 25th-26th April, 2015. The work is a daily diary of drawings of objects. Each object was drawn […]
Working with Spanish artist Anto Lloveras from LAPIEZA, I’ve been drawing more food objects than usual. I’ve eaten all of the food objects I’ve drawn. It’s interesting to think I’ve consumed all of these items. Here’s a small selection of my recent daily posts to Instagram. All drawings are oil pastel on paper.
I’m having to make more of an effort to identify objects I haven’t already drawn. Sometimes that means looking around me to see if I’ve missed items I’m too used to seeing, other times I need to go outside and look. I want to draw ordinary objects, which are often overlooked or objects that are a […]
Heading out early Thursday morning, I took two object drawings (#213, Trout and #80 Edible Crab) the short distance from my home to Billingsgate Fish market in Poplar, East London. Each of the original objects were bought here, so I took the drawings they’d inspired to the location of their origin. Video by LAPIEZA art Series. These […]
Day #237 of “Draw an object a day for 365 days”. The area surrounding my home has several examples of classic Brutalist architecture. They are building I walk past each day, I’ve collected some of the objects I’ve drawn over the past 236 days from the small parks and grassy areas in their grounds. These […]