Jerwood Drawing Prize is "the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK" (Source: http://jerwoodvisualarts.org/jerwood-drawing-prize-2014) First prize this year went to Alison Carlier, the first time in history when a Drawing Prize is awarded to audio work. I've recorded an exerpt - but actually, forget my bad self-recording, here's a link to it on SoundCloud
It is fine to say, as many do, that drawing is good for you, but so is singing, and so is the Eurovision Song Contest. The high octane drawing of the twentieth century greats – Matisse, Picasso, Giacometti, Dubuffet, de Kooning, Tàpies, Polke, would be on my list, and certainly Daniel Clowes – is more than this. It breaks through the ‘sound drawing’ decorum preached in the pages of The Studio.Pride, prejudice and the pencil. James Faure Walker. From Writing on Drawing, p. 90
If you want to succeed as a graphic designer in the digital age, follow these four simple rules (will have to make this as an infographic, as a parody to all those funny infographics online): 1. Always change the colours of your design to the ones opposite to what client has in their branding. 2. Select the most obscure free font you can find online, so that no one else could open your designs without seeing it with fonts switched off. 3. Make the design too big or too small to watch on screen. 4. Most importantly, don't forget to grumble that clients are idiots who don't understand anything!
- "The worst is better than the best because it can't get any worse"- "Old is the new new"
‘If you look upon an old wall covered with dirt, or the odd appearance of some streaked stones, you may discover several things like landscapes, battles, clouds, uncommon attitudes, humorous faces, draperies, etc. Out of this confused mass of objects, the mind will be furnished with an abundance of designs and subjects perfectly new.’Leonardo Source: http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/deliberate-accident-art
‘When we look at a road which sweeps before us toward the horizon, we must not say either that the sides of the road are given to us as convergent or that they are given to us as parallel; they are parallel in depth. The perspective appearance is not posited, but neither is the parallelism’. Source: Merleau-Ponty M. (1962). p. 261.
Movement tracking St Pancras 1, 2 and 3, pencil, 2014Drawings were done standing opposite the exit from the trains on St. Pancras station.
In this experiment I wanted to trace the movement of people coming towards me:
The idea for two following ones was to represent the shape of a moving crowd, to further investigate its visual impact: