Pure Illustration & Drawing Exhibition for Ferreira Projects, London
Ferreira Projects of London invited me to show work in a group exhibition that celebrated artists who use pure ways of drawing in their creative practice. My work represented narrative illustration and the work created especially for this exhibition were eight selected images from an artist’s book about a man who lived as a Victorian in modern London and the woman who dates him.
“Ferreira Projects would like to announce PURE_drawing+illustration, the second in the PURE series of exhibitions in which participating artists; Fabia Claris, James R Ford, Frank Kiely, Stephen Kirby, Luke Moody and Hayley Potter have concentrated on producing an eclectic exhibition which explores the intrinsic potential of drawing to communicate in it’s purest form. The exhibition features an artist’s book, pencil and ink pieces, animation and prints but in each piece the primary tool is drawing. Here drawing is stripped back to its most fundamental base, the ability to transmigrate meaning, identity, memory and place, through marks on the pictorial plane. The artists have refined their work in such a way, that through the most minimal application of mark-making, where colour and tone is utililised only when necessary, they can conjure up imagined, ancient and metaphysical worlds and displaced modern realities, conveying the widest gamut of human emotion, from existential solitude to childhood joy and enchantment.”