|These drawings will form part of the Object expressionism exhibition at 242 gallery.
The football boot and jab pad drawings show the disintegration of those objects, the rubber glove drawings show different views of the gloves.
I often like drawing what are thought of as mundane objects.
This USB computer headset was sitting on the living room floor and seemed like a good subject for drawings. I like to try push myself to draw whatever is to hand.
I tend to draw objects over and over again moving them so that I view them from multiple angles. The basic idea is to build up as complete an image of the objects as possible, much like how orthographic projection works in technical designs. I also try to make all of my drawings as close to life-size as possible.
You can see more drawings of the headset here >>
I created a piece of work which I’ve submitted for potential inclusion in the “Drink and dial” exhibition at the Wilson William’s gallery. I should learn in February if they want to include it in the show.
The theme of the show is “Drink and dial” the phenomena whereby, when drunk, people make telephone calls they later regret.
Each drawing is a life-size study of a skeleton I keep in my flat, drawn in black oil pastel and painted with kids poster paint, then sealed with PVA.
I’ve been experimenting with mounting drawings on cardbaord, which I’ve done with this work and with pieces like “Deconstruction of a jab pad”.
I like boxing gloves. Not only are they tools, they are made up of layers of materials, cut-to-size and stitched together to make the final object.
I’m about to start deconstructing a pair of boxing gloves, work that will be in my next exhibition at 242 gallery.
You can see more boxing glove drawings here >>>
Drawings of jab pads in Oil pastel on paper and raised on thin cardboard.
Jab pads are used for boxing training, the trainer puts one pad on each hand and the boxer strikes out at the pads developing combinations of punches whilst developing fitness.
This jab pad has been deconstructed and as it was broken down I drew it in different stages of its decomposition.
|I keep drawing the human skull; it’s a visually complex object, which allows me to return time and time again. Viewing it from different angles it’s possible to see something you haven’t seen before.Is a skull an object, part of a larger object or something that is just in a state of decay and so not worth thinking of as an object in its own right?|