Keith Barley’s contemporary drawing artwork may indeed be concerned with making marks as he uses very dark, robust and definite lines. Barley uses layers in his drawing which he says expresses “the way in which the other perceives and through that, maybe, personal meaning is attached.....or not.” Artworks from his contemporary drawing series have been inspired from “personal as well as spontaneous circumstances of the unexpected and the unseen” which really unrestricts his drawing to always push barriers into the unknown image. Barley uses charcoal and graphite, erasers, sandpaper, scalpel, dremmel, water, white spirit and fixative all to distress his works to g...
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...rcoal and graphite layered, line drawings, to Hackett’s fine lined micro and ballpoint pens, colour and water coloured pencil mutated animal drawings, to Johnson’s simplistic yet effective graphite and ink cartoonistic drawings. Drawing is concerned with making marks but within contemporary art, it is the type of drawing media, heaviness and lightness, looseness and tightness of these marks that defines what the drawing makes us feel when these marks come together.
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