Category: Exhibitions

More images: Day #244 of Drawing an object a day

Drawings of a Lynx shower gel bottle.
Drawing of Lynx shower gel bottle.

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 to vote for their favourite object drawings. Results were:

  1. Beetroot
  2. Umbrella, Half a lemon, Half a doll
  3. Bakelite telephone, Trout, Dishcloth, Plug converter, Human skull, Latex gloves, Press-up bars, Russian dolls, Bar of soap, My keys, Souvenier bull, My keys, Roll of dustbin bags, Headphones, Belt, Seashell, Left Adidas trainer,Half a doll, Half a lemon, Edible crab, Viola, Russian gas mask, Russian gas mask bag, Mini cracker tub, Asics trainers, Banana skins, Small water bottle, Asparagus, Toilet roll, Tool bag, Ginger, Leaves, Spoons.

Individual objects from the show

Drawings were created in small series’; several drawings of each object, from different angles, with some similarity to the approach of cubists.
Each day a new object is chosen and new drawings created. These are images of some of those series’ of object drawings on display at the exhibition.

People interacting with the object drawings

Jesús Andrés with gas mask drawings
Jesús Andrés with gas mask drawings

The drawings are of objects we use in everyday life. Sometimes disposable, often overlooked, almost all are familiar and so approachable.

Vegetable & Fruit drawings

Drawings of Ginger and Sweet Potato.
Drawings of Ginger and Sweet Potato. Oil pastel on paper.

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.

Exhibition: Object a day for 365 days (236 days, 1,600 drawings)

Object drawings from the exhibition.
Day 236 of “Draw an object a day for 365 days.”

25th – 26th April, 2015.
Private view: Friday, 24th April @ 6pm.
5th Base Gallery 23 Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ.

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A Solo exhibition, by the artist Paul Doeman.

The show consists of over 1,600 drawings of objects. Each set of object drawings were created on a different day, producing a visual diary.

Drawings are cut-out on cardboard and displayed away from the wall on cardboard to give a three-dimensional effect with visual depth.

1,600 drawings: An object diary

I use drawing to reveal the world of objects that surrounds us.”

Since 18th August, Paul’s been drawing a different object each day, multiple times, to produce:

  • A visual diary of everyday objects, to be displayed in a great cloud.
  • Objects drawn with oil pastel on coloured paper, glued to cardboard sheets, then cut-out.
  • Multiple drawings of each object, seen from different angles.

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About the artist and his work

Paul is a London-born visual artist who’s exhibited in solo and group shows in the UK and overseas.

Drawing dominates my artwork. I’ve created a strong visual style, using traditional oil pastels, which I use to represent objects.
By cutting-out the drawings, often on coloured or patterned papers, I introduce a physical aspect and a visual depth, which I hope is closer to the way people usually experience everyday objects, than more traditional, two-dimensional drawing.

I try to focus on exposing aspects of who we are and our society’s priorities. By drawing strong lines with oil pastels I juxtapose more modern graphical style with the traditional medium of oils.
Most objects are under-appreciated; I’m helping them fight back.
I deal with the value of objects, what they mean to us, their personalities and how they can have power over us, without us realising.”

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Exhibition: drawings @ Greenhouse gallery, London

1,600 drawings of objects will be displayed in a huge 'cloud' at the exhibition.
Detail of Latex glove & Leaves drawing. Oil pastel on paper.

I have three sets of drawings on display with Art Salon at the Greenhouse gallery; a group exhibition in Stoke Newington, London.

These works are taken from my “Draw an object a day for 365 days” series, which is now on day 95. This is a daily diary of drawing everyday objects, that surround me and that I interact with.

The three sets of drawings on display: (i) Crab, (ii) Disposable glove & leaf and (iii) Glass storage jar…


Exhibition at Franfrantou, Berlin.

Exhibition: “A slice of life” @ Franfrantou, Berlin.

Franfrantou exhibition. Berlin.
Promotional graphic for the ‘Slice of life’ exhibition at Franfrantou, Berlin, Germany.

15th – 18th August, 2014. (Solo show).
Franfrantou. Weserstrasse 53, 12045 Berlin.

This show presented an opportunity to develop my work in a tight time window of just two weeks. I focused on working quickly, which helped maintain a fresh feel to the final pieces.

Artwork on show:

Tutu drawings
Knife rain
Knife rain
Plastic bags and leaves.
Plastic bags & leaves.

Setting up ‘A slice of life’ exhibition

Tutu drawings

Tutu drawings

Tutu drawings
Tutu drawings at Franfrantou gallery in Berlin, Germany.

There’s a common custom in Berlin, to leave unwanted items that might be useful to other people, in a cardboard box outside your house. In this way I acquired a child’s tutu dress.

The exhibition ‘A slice of life’ at Franfrantou focused on ideas of mortality. As the drawings float and dance they conjure feelings of life and energy.

The artwork comprises of drawings in oil pastel on two different types of paper, one is glued to cardboard while the other floats freely, with cut-out drawing glued to it.