THE BEST OF THE DRAWING YEAR 2018

THE BEST OF THE DRAWING YEAR 2018

@Christie's (London) 

9-14 NOV 18

@Royal Drawing School (Shoreditch) 

27 NOV 18 - 16 JAN 19

Open Studios @Space Studios, London 

30 NOV-9 DEC 18

Over 300 drawings and works on paper by students graduating from the Royal Drawing School's postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year.

 

ARTISTS: 

Gabriela Adach, Charlotte Ager, Sara Anstis, Phoebe Barnicoat, Raphael Barratt, Michael Bartlett, Clémentine Marie Jeanne Durand-Bedos, William Brickel, Nell Brookfield, Tommy Butt, Jemima Carter-Lewis, Sophie Chatham, Matthew Philip Cotton, Matilda Ellis, Nesta Fitzgerald, Arjuna Gunarathne, Mary Herbert, Willa Hilditch, Ali RLH, Rachel Louise Hodgson, Martin Jackson, Oliver Macdonald Oulds, Holly Mills, Irene Montemurro, Rachael Neale, Veronika Peat, Beth Rodway, Cheri Smith, Ella Walker, Naomi Workman.

 

@Christie's (London) 

9-14 NOV 18

Grand-mère 

photograph and oil painting conjoined, ink on envelope, stamp, masking tape, medical prescription made by the nurse, paperclip

Maman devant le miroir

felt tip pen, ink, post-it, masking tape on envelope

La Sainte Vierge, notre maman 

ink, light sensitive chemicals, masking tape, white wax on envelope 

Photos & video by Laura Minet

La reproduction des Vierges [Virginal reproduction] (2018)

Triptych & unheralded performance

straightjacket inspired from fencing : duck cloth, hand-written calendar printed on silk, silk-screen mesh coated/exposed

The word 'Virgin' originally comes from the latin word virgo which means force, skill, fullness, energy, fiery and applies to men: virile. The word was used regarding strong, independent women who were not married, not possessed by any man but free and 'one-in-herself'.

 

My grandmother Jeanne Durand has spent most of her life behind walls, drawing day and night the flowers that with my young mother they used to sell in the streets and the Virgins protecting them. With felt-tip pens, Jeanne is laboriously trying to leave something behind. 

Relentlessly tracing and retracing the lines that hold our family together. Uprooted, wrapped in brown and white envelopes, the multicoloured flowers fly across and beyond the institutional maze to deliver a ton of love. 

 

Digging into the extensive art collection and limited photographic documentation of her life, I have been processing and patching up my legacy, rehabilitating my hystory. A history carried through generation of hysterics.  

@Royal Drawing School (Shoreditch) 

27 NOV 18 - 16 JAN 19

Open Studios @Space Studios, London 

30 NOV-9 DEC 18