REFERENCE 'DRAWING'

Dear xxx,

When you contacted me, I thought, what is the current role of a drawing when so many ways of making one are available to the artist today?

The definition of drawing often refers to utilizing "a pencil, pen, or crayon" and usually uses the word "representation" (wikipedia) which probably refers to a time when a drawing was used to work out ideas towards a more important final product such as painting, sculpture, or architecture.

However, as an artist I most often associate 'drawing' to the word "sketch", which is a means to notate an idea, not words and usually visual, which can be elaborated and remembered later. Personally drawing has been pencil, pen, and crayon but also sticker and photograph, the latter arguably the media that began to put into question the traditional meaning of a drawing.

Below I present some examples of my drawings from when I studied painting in the 1990s to today. Ironically the latest drawings -- the ones that I think best fit your project -- are the traditional ones, but they are informed by a multitude of means of making visual notes including photographs which in some circumstances most accurately and efficiently capture an idea that I will work out later and in this case my current project, "The Space Between Points".



PEN AND INK (traditional):

Study for St Celfer's 'The Space Between Points', 2017
sumi-e ink on paper 
76cm x 56cm


Study for St Celfer's 'The Space Between Points', 2017
sumi-e ink on paper 
76cm x 56cm


Study for St Celfer's 'The Space Between Points', 2017
sumi-e ink and house paint on paper
44cm x 34cm


Study for St Celfer's 'The Space Between Points', 2017
sumi-e ink on paper
30cm x 23cm


PEN AND INK (non-traditional):

Study for St Celfer's 'The Space Between Points', 2017
children's magic marker on paper
30cm x 23cm


Study for St Celfer's 'The Space Between Points', 2017
children's magic marker and office pen on paper
26cm x 26cm


Study for St Celfer's 'The Space Between Points', 2017
children's magic marker, office pen and highlighter on paper
28cm x 22cm


STICKER:

The Want to Slip, 2002
bathtub stickers on painted drywall
56cm x 56cm


Contrast Red Drawing, 2012
Compact Disk label stickers on paper
43cm x 28cm


Star Map, 2000
plexi-glass disks and felt dots for furniture legs
38cm x 38cm

The viewer can rotate the plastic disks to move the dots


PHOTOGRAPH (screenshot):

The first screenshot of "EYEKHAN'S remix
of the Rutger's trademark R titled "R HUE", 2009
resizable digital gif 

(a version of the final artwork can be found HERE)


The fourth screenshot of "EYEKHAN's 2nd remix
of image of FLOOR DRAWING, 2009
resizable online digital gif 

(a version of the final artwork can be found HERE)


PHOTOGRAPH (traditional)

untitled (Plovdiv, Bulgaria), 2017
resizable digital photograph


untitled (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 2017
resizable digital photograph


untitled (Sevilla, Spain), 2018
resizable digital photograph