Delighted to have my work and research featured as part of this project.
and how it became a
in a pandemic year
Something has happened to drawing.
It has been snatched back from the amateur sketcher and the art school copyist; excused from the politeness of the drawing room and
the perfunctoriness of the drawing-board.
Used for so long to outline form in nature – to describe an apple or the musculature of a classical torso – it is no longer just a stage before coloring-in.
Any requirement to merely give a perspective line has been waived. Its down-and-out days in the pissed-up subways of the anti-social behaviorist are similarly in question.
Drawing appears to have opened up a new space between the lyrical and the epic. Scaled up to the proportions of Renaissance fresco, Romantic history painting and Expressionist panorama, it has gone beyond the sketchbook page.
Jennifer Shaw, Freelance Curator