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?
Friday 20th October 2006, 8pm-4am @ The Corsica Arts Club, London.
The theme of the show was “the experiment”, I chose to experiment with my drawing and the way in which I depicted and worked with my subject matter.
I’m interested in depicting characteristics of the objects I am drawing, a major characteristic is the way in which an object functions and/or is constructed. By using a number of drawings Images from the exhibition to show the disintegration of the football boot.
Part of a group show event, for one night only. Guerilla zoo is “a collective army of underground artists un-caged and exhibited to the public“. Guerilla zoo runs a quarterly one-night-only arts event in south London.
This is the third event in a series of underground happenings organised by Guerrilla Zoo.
Live drawing diary
On the night I’ll be drawing objects that people have with them, so bring something interesting along.
All the drawings will be pinned to a board on-site, which will act as a diary of the night in 2D object form.
I’ll be drawing your shoes, handbags, trainers, in fact anything that will fit on an A3 or A4 piece of paper
Skeletons & roses
In the main gallery area I’ll be displaying some event-specific drawings. Since the theme of the night is deadheads – fans of the grateful dead –
I’ve taken two of the symbols commonly associated with these people and drawn them.
31 October – 10 November 2005.
70 Camberwell church street, London, SE5 8QZ
An installation of drawings of objects from my east London flat.
The Drawings attempted to describe some of the character of my living room and the objects it contained. House gallery >>
The Living room exhibition contained a number of drawings created over several months in 2005, it referred to a period of time spent in the living room of my flat in east London.
Through the drawing of everyday objects I hoped not to create works of great glory but to refer to the everyday-ness of our normal lives.
An ordinary world
The more I learn and experience in my life the more I realise that the most amazing things surround us, objects and situations that we take for granted are in fact often works of great complexity and creativity. Why do you need ghosts and aliens when we are surrounded by such interesting and unique things, if you give ordinary objects a chance they will impress you, you do not have to travel to the moon to see something new?
The living room exhibition used the House gallery space to recreate a plan of my living room, complete with the objects that have been in it for the first 7 months of 2005.
The drawings were presented using flat boards which stand on the floor within the shape of my living room which has been mapped out on to the floor.