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Mexico Design magazine

Artwork for Mexico Design magazine.
Several object drawings on the cover of Mexico Design magazine.

I was invited by Mexico Design magazine to create work for the front cover of issue 37, which focused on new designs in eco-friendly transport.

I coincided their requirements with my “Draw an object a day for 365 days project“, drawing a 1960’s children’s scooter, a leaf from a London plain tree and a skateboard.

Each drawing was cut-out and layered onto coloured paper.

The next issue will contain a 6 page feature on my work, focusing on my drawing an object a day project.

The credits page in Mexico Design magazine
Credits page in Mexico Design magazine.

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.

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

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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A drawing a day for 365 days.

Drawing an object a day for 365 days

Follow me on TwitterI’m drawing an object and posting it to Instagram each day, for 365 days.
The objects I choose will be those that surround me in everyday life and more unusual objects that interest me.

After 365 days all of the objects will be displayed to form a self-portrait in objects.

The images below represent the last 20 posted to my Instagram account. To follow these daily posts, install Instagram on your smart phone and ‘Follow’ me.