8th – 15th August 2014. Bartleby & co. Boppstr. 2, 10967, Berlin.
Artwork on show:
In Berlin I’ve been drawing objects with relevance to my experience of living here for the past 7 weeks.
The heat and humidity of the German summer has meant I’ve carried water with me. This is a learnt behaviour from living in London, where we’re regularly reminded to take water with us on the ‘tube’.
In Berlin I’ve made many drawings of the type of bottle I’ve carried with me; sometimes blue from the coloured plastic, at other times black and white from the bottle’s iconic shape. My German language skills are still very limited, “Eine flasche wasser, bitte” is a phrase I’ve regularly used around town.
Berlin’s Bauhaus stores are a cheap and enjoyable place to browse. For a few euros I’ve picked up items like these gloves, which are capable of expression and communication through the way the fingers are arranged. Russia and a luxurious golden pattern; what are they trying to say?
These drawings will form part of an installation drawing to be displayed on 25th July 2014 in La Ultima Cena, Berlin Germany. Urbanstrasse 101, 10967 Berlin, Germany. The work will be entitled “Berlin Dreirad”.
All of the drawings are oil pastel on paper on cardboard.
Rossman plastic bag drawings were shown at the Berlin Objekte exhibition in Berlin, Germany, in the summer of 2014.
Rossman is a popular German supermarket chain. I drew a Rossman plastic bag I acquired from shopping in one of their Berlin stores. Using oil pastel, I drew on unbleached paper and sometimes cut-out small sections of some drawings to expose coloured paper underneath. This produced a solid block of colour where needed.
The drawings were installed into the exhbition space so that they appeared to float or catch a passing breeze.
Images of the bag drawings
These Ganesha drawings form part of a work in progress called “Magical objects”. More pictures of more related drawings will be posted here soon.
|These are drawings of an official Premier League no 5 football, drawn in various stages of being dismantled. The orange bladder can be seen as the football come apart. Approximately 3.5 mts x 1.5mts.