This is a piece of artwork by Zoe Maslen that I was lucky enough to see in the Jerwood drawing prize 2014. She is an Oxford Brooks graduate student that has studied fine arts. When I saw this work I was blown away by the scale of it, but on further research I’m more blown away by the process behind the creation of the work. On first glance I thought that it was a charcoal drawing of a representation of hair but further research has led me to see that it is her own hair that she has gathered and hair sprayed together to then scan onto an A3 print creating what she has here.It just shows me that you don’t need to draw to make marks so beautiful like she has above.
This is a finished piece of recent work that I have decided to name Tools due to the way it was produced. This is a canvas that I split into sections using different household objects to mark make. You will see in the post below that I made some trials using different objects from them I chose the best three which were to me, the hairbrush, the sponge and string. From left to right on this canvas, the first mark is the brush and the second is the sponge and the third being the string. My favourite out of the three is the sponge due to the fact when I showed this finished piece of work to people they think that it is something either than a sponge e.g. tyre marks. This has given me inspiration to produce more work in this field and pushed the boundaries of drawing to its limits.
These are photos of my Mark Making Trials, they were produced by using different everyday objects with black ink. I chose to use black ink because it contrasts against the white background and stands out.
This is an image created by a plastic hairbrush, because of the material used it has not absorbed the ink when dipped in. Due to this it has made whispy uncontrollable marks when printed on paper. I love this effect because it is not something that you can control.
I decided to stamp the bottom of different sized cups into ink and then stamp them on white paper. I do not like this image because it has left big white holes in the middle of the ink print, I think this is due to the ink not absorbed into the material. The other reason why I do not like it is because the mark created is too bold and too controlled for what I prefer my drawings to be.
This mark is created by string, I soaked a piece of string into ink and then using my hand swished it around my book to create the effect you see here. Even though I was controlling the string by hand it has created a non-controlled effect on the paper.
I dipped a sponge into ink and then pressed very lightly onto paper. This creates a very light dusting effect of ink almost like being sprinkled by a brush. This is my favourite out of the trials that I have done.
I used a toothbrush to create this effect. I brushed it around the paint leaving ink trails. I do not like this mark as it is too bold and too striking.
Looking back at the artists I have chosen to research I’m interested in the mark making technique and drawing. For my first piece of work I would like to mark make with everyday objects, just like the idea behind Floyers work of using everyday objects. Firstly, I will make a list of the objects I’m going to use and secondly, I will experiment with these on a smaller scale before transferring them to a bigger scale.
Bart Lodewijks is a urban artist that specialises in drawing he draws marks on walls , he is interested in this because the marks are never long lasting . They are corroded away by the natural elements like the weather. Now later on in his career he writes instructions to the drawings after he makes the drawings .
In his latest collaborations with the White Chapel Gallery he has gathered a young group of youths together to make little captions of drawings and then asking them to go out and draw these captions on public streets . After seeing this work my self it is a real I opener to the expressive side of art .Lodewijks philosophy art should be able to be excessed by everyone
Francis Alys he is a performance artist who creates video pieces usually based on cultural experiences . This is a new version of his creation Leek, in the version leek he carried a white cann of paint through the streets of London to create a trail be hide him .In 2014 he decided to remark this piece of work but this time he renamed the peace green line, in this piece of work he decided to go to Jerusalem and filmed him self moving with a green cann of paint be hide him to create a continues line.