Sunday, 16 May 2010

Delineation: Artist's Statement

We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.
Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation.

Drawing as a representational, factual practice aids us in developing an understanding of our complex world. Series of drawn lines converge to inform, explain and record our experiences of being. I am interested in creating works that suggest a world of the unbeseen; a liminal space in between absence and presence that explores the boundaries of physical, spatial and material states.

Recent works have assimilated both controlled and gestural techniques of mark making. The drawings are a testament to the generative potential of destructive processes; images that begin as representational are repeatedly rubbed away, crossed out or reinscribed, developing and demolishing the image in the same instant. Through these processes it is conceivable that forms of subtraction, however violently destructive, can also be seen as constructive. In Delineation the work explores the relationship between the hand drawn image and the visual language of mechanical reproduction, the drawings inhabiting a space between what is and is not present. Found images are manipulated on photocopiers, through digital printers or photographic processes, becoming source material for the production of intricate analogue drawings in which hand drawn marks replicate the image traces left by mechanised technologies.

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