Drawing Thoughts (Part 2) continues exploring current thinking on the practice and theory of Drawing, its creative, expressive and educational value, as well as its fundamental importance to translating and analysing the world.
Solveig Settemsdal is a Norwegian multi-disciplinary artist working across mediums including sculpture, video, photography and drawing. In Drawing in a Fluid Space she discusses her ideas and work and, in particular, her video piece ‘Singularity’ which won the 2016 Jerwood Drawing Prize.
Caroline Burraway’s body of work aims to confront socio-cultural issues that lie at the core of modern society and with what lies hidden beneath in the everyday lived experience of the marginal individual and their relationship with the world they always already inhabit. In The abject ‘Other’ she discusses the ideas behind her work.
The resulting image of Anthony Lyttle’s drawings is a mêlée or a wall of drawn marks that appear as a field of repeated actions. The size of the drawings is often large or human in scale, with the viewer encountering the space of the drawing. He discusses his work in Visualizing the verbal.
Tamarin Norwood is an artist and writer working with text, video and sculptural installation to examine gesture and pictorial figuration in drawing and writing. In Unpredictable Structures she explores her practice of ‘blind drawing’.
Former Veterinary Surgeon, Michael Geddis, is an emerging Northern Irish visual artist who specialises in drawing. He delights in the elegant beauty of natural forms and finds tiny microscopic structures particularly inspirational. In an exclusive interview, Micro-Macro-Patterning, he discusses his drawings.
Making visible the intangible is ever-present in the work of Julia Hutton, which relates to exploring everyday experiences and questions about our changing physical worlds, landscapes, time and memory. She discusses her drawing process in Drawing the intangible present.
In Emerging Drawing: the drawing as a complex adaptive system, Simon Downs argues that drawing, if it is to be understood, needs to be seen as something that happens simultaneously inside the heads of all the participants of the drawing and in the world between them.
Anouk Mercier’s artworks present fictional, collaged landscapes and scenes creating melancholic worlds that deliberately escape definition. In a ‘visual article’, Fictional Fragments, she shows some of her work.
Drawing Thoughts (Issue 20, January 2016) included exclusive interviews with Deanna Petherbridge, Gemma Anderson, Zaria Forman, Anita Taylor and Angela Eames; articles by James Faure Walker, Karen Kurczynski, Wendy Smith, Maureen McQuillan, Stanza, Eve Andrée Laramée, Jaq Chartier, Danielle Groves, Richard Bright and Garry Kennard; plus a video by Sir Roger Penrose: ‘How Drawing Is Used for Maths and Science.’