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Exhibition: Day #244 of ‘Draw an object a day for 365 days’

Exhibition: Day 244 of draw an object a day for 365 days
Exhibition: Day 244 of draw an object a day for 365 days

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 several times, then cut-out and mounted on cardboard. The final work is displayed suspended away from the wall on cardboard splints, creating visual depth.

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.

Day #241 of “Draw an object a day for 365 days”

Computer bag drawings.
Computer bag drawing. Object #237.

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 natural part of our everyday lives. Occasionally it may mean an unusual objects creeps in, but overall I’m drawing the mundane or items we just take for granted.

Through these 365 days I’m building a palette of object drawings, while also finding new ways of drawing items. At the same time this project is a kind of daily diary, describing the world around me.

Pork chop drawings.
Drawings of a Pork Chop. Object #217. Oil pastel on paper.

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.

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…