25th – 26th April, 2015.
Private view: Friday, 24th April @ 6pm.
5th Base Gallery 23 Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ.
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.
Follow the on-going object drawings on Instagram.
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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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…
This video shows the drawing of the blue bags used in the ‘Blue plastic bags and leaves‘ piece.
There’s a common custom in Berlin, to leave unwanted items that might be useful to other people, in a cardboard box outside your house. In this way I acquired a child’s tutu dress.
The exhibition ‘A slice of life’ at Franfrantou focused on ideas of mortality. As the drawings float and dance they conjure feelings of life and energy.
The artwork comprises of drawings in oil pastel on two different types of paper, one is glued to cardboard while the other floats freely, with cut-out drawing glued to it.
Oil pastel on paper on cardboard.When I see nature I like, I sometimes put it in a plastic bag and take it home. That’s a typical modern experience of nature.
This composite drawing compromises of studies of various types of leaves found in Berlin and a blue plastic bag, used to collect the leaves.The final piece of work is displayed using pieces of cardboard to hold the drawings out, away from the wall.
The leaves were created from drawings on coloured paper, which were then cutaway to reveal different coloured paper behind.