Object drawings at Billingsgate Fish Market

Fish drawing at Billingsgate Fish Market.
Fish drawing at Billingsgate Fish Market, Poplar, London.

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 objects will appear in the forthcoming exhibition “Drawing an object a day for 365 days” on 23rd April, 2015.

Taking the drawings back into the environment the original objects came from, is an effort to maintain a connection with the origins of the objects. It also serves to keep the artworks in contact with the real world.

The object drawings

Images of Object drawings from the series “Draw an object a day for 365 days”. All of these drawings will be on display in the forthcoming exhibition.

Creating the drawings

Day #237: Architecture & Object drawings

Holding a drawing of Root Ginger, outside Balfron tower, Poplar.
Holding a drawing of Root Ginger, outside Balfron tower, Poplar.

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 images show me posing with a select few objects, in front of these iconic buildings.

The object drawings in these photos.

Object drawings at Chrisp Street Market, Poplar

Object drawing images at Chrisp Street market
Water bottle at Chrisp street market

224 days into “Draw an object a day for 365 days“, I walked the short distance from my flat in Poplar, east London, to Chrisp street market.

Accompanied by the artist Anto Lloveras from LAPIEZA, I posed with drawings of some of the objects I’ve bought from the shops and stalls. The chicken from ‘Ali’s Meat & Poultry’ on Vesey path, the banana and water bottle from a Chrisp Street market stall and the paint brush from Gates DIY store. all of these drawings will appear in the exhibition ‘Day 236 of draw an object a day from 365 days’, in the 5thBase gallery in Whitechapel on 24th – 26th April.

Living in Poplar for the past 12 years, it’s easy to see the market area is at the centre of what goes on. It’s full of energy and objects.

I’d bought the rose I drew from ‘Bozdag and Gordon Flowers’ stall, inside the Canary wharf DLR main concourse and posed with the drawing outside Poplar fire station.

The objects I’ve chosen to draw each day over the past 8 months reflect the culture I’m a part of, which can be seen at least partly in terms of objects. The market and surrounding shops sell so many objects, which we purchase use on a daily basis.

All of the drawings are drawn with oil pastel on paper, then glued onto cardboard and cut-out.
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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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Day 113 of “Draw an object a day for 365 days”

Day 113. Draw an object a day for 365 days
Day 113 of draw an object a day for 365 days.

More than 30% through the task of drawing an object a day for 365 days; drawing an average of 6 drawings for each chosen object, over 670 drawings have been produced. These drawings create a visual diary of the objects that surround us.

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