Get Some Perspective

2017, Pen, pencil, paint, chalk, ink, pastel, bleach, oil, dirt and collage on paper, 56 x 76 cm. This drawing is part of the 'Revisited Highways' series in which I examine the artwork I produced from 1998-2002.

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This drawing is part of the 'Revisited Highways' series in which I examine the artwork I produced from 1998-2002. The series provides an artistic respite of sorts by eliminating the often crippling self-doubt associated with defending/justifying the creation of new subject matter. This refreshing, albeit nostalgic starting point differs from my usual development-driven method of allowing imagery to evolve through conflict.

In ‘Get Some Perspective’, the central male character was additional to the 1999 original, ‘Try Gracefully, Even’ (below) and was extracted from an architectural drawing for an unmade monument to Stalin seen in the 'Imagine Moscow' exhibition at the Design Museum, London, in early 2017. The resultant drawing suddenly became an ode to drawing itself, complete with scripted puns and instructional overtones aimed at stirring the debate of technique versus concept.

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