Susie MacMurray – Hairnet Study

                               Stretched Hairnet no 1  2011 pen on paper, 152cm x 121cm Susie MacMurray is a British artist who produces work through drawing, sculpture and architectural installations. Formally a classical musician, she retrained with an MA in Fine Art. Within her…

31st OCTOBER–happy Halloween, and new theme to discuss!

Storytellers and propagandists –picture books, illustrators, polemics and posters: the role of narrative and persuasion in drawing PLEASE NOTE: 31st was scheduled as Open day at GSA so we could not get access to venues for this elective course. In addition, there is also strike action by UNISON workers on this day as well; in short, there will be…

Eric Fischl Drawings

Eric Fischl’s drawings have fascinated me for years. He proves his artistic competence by creating a disturbing environment with these kind ofcombined images; that alone, bare less narrative significance. He has a keen interest in satirising the suburban lifestyle. These figures present are forced upon one another in an awkward assembly. The figures seem discombobulated and…

Frank Auerbach

                                          David Landau, 2007, etching on paper, 40.5 x 30cm. Frank Auerbach has more or less been painting or drawing everyday of his adult life. Even when he’s not, he’s probably reading about it. His ability…

Kathy Prendergast – City Drawings

  I came across these drawings when i was 17. They introduced me to contemporary drawing in a way. I’d never seen anything so delicately drawn. I don’t want to over intellectualise the works, they, (without trying to sound cliched), speak louder than words as it were (hope i got away with that one).  I…

Workshop 2

  Oscar Niemeyer‘s architectural works have a distinctive and recognizable style but what impacts me more are his drawings and how they are still recognizable in the final building. The lines are minimal and clean; they are supposed to say everything that’s essential. He said that drawing drove him to architecture, in the search of…