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Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.




13/11/2010

Bauhaus in Israel


Brush markers and watercolour in untitled sketchbook.



Not intentionally picturesque

These are still drawings from photographs I took in Israel. I really enjoy drawing things that are fairly haphazard and not intentionally picturesque. Drawing from photographs is very different from drawing from life as you're presented with something that is already a mediation, an abstraction. I suppose some purists would think of it as cheating, but I don't. But it often – though not always for me, I notice –  produces a different kind of drawing, a slightly more abstract line and maybe a bit less hairiness or wiriness in the mark making.

Brush markers and watercolours in untitled sketchbook.




10/11/2010

5 November, Israel


Brush markers and watercolours in untitled sketchbook.
Gouache and brush markers in untitled notebook.





Kabakov or Beuys?

Seeing things through the lens of contemporary art makes every improvised place rich with connotation, an installation. In this photo, Kabakov or Beuys would you say? Or anyone else spring to mind? It's the inauspicious entrance to what is purportedly David's tomb in Jerusalem!





4 November, Israel




Brush markers and watercolours in untitled sketchbook.