Monday, March 29, 2010

Another Drink to Cubism...

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour & collage/30x20cm

The subject of this latest in the series of ‘roadkill’ diptych drawings happened to be another of those found objects of particularly weathered & delicate form, the aluminium of an almost paper-thin quality, its surface displaying something approaching the condition of intricately-worked beaten metal, as if with a small hammer, suggesting that many a wheel had passed over it in a process of erosion before being picked & subsequently pressed (no pun intended) into the service of art.

This drawing features a small addition to its surface in the form of a collaged fragment of a photocopy of the object, both a thing in itself & another form of representation.
The shape of the object, its sharply-folded overlapping planes & silvery-white appearance, again quite closely relating to the pyramidal composition, fragmented, angular shards & aspects of the colouration typical of Braque's & Picasso's 'Hermetic' Cubist phase, influenced the referential mark-making of the drawing's ground.


Hanne Hukkelberg 'Rykestrasse 68'
Jesca Hoop 'Hunting My Dress'
Lambchop 'Aw C'mon'/'No, You C'mon'
'Rufus Wainwright'

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