October 2015


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Amsterdam Drawing Fair 2015

I was so pumped and inspired visiting Amsterdam Drawing Fair 2015 that I wanted to jump on a plane to get back to my studio and let out some of the ideas that popped up in my head.  The rush is behind me but they are still brewing. The variety of works that pushed the boundaries of drawing in many different ways were countless. The vibe of the fair was laid-back, unpretentious and inviting. Visitors were engaged , interested and invested! A lot of works were sold Рlots of red dots all around. It was refreshing to hear from friends that this was an affordable art fair that they looked forward to getting some high quality art.

I lost track of the pieces I loved and I didn’t have time to document them all for my visual reference but here are some of the highlights of the artists/pieces that I fell in love with for various reasons. I took some pictures but my shots were poorly lit so I used google and aimed to link /credit properly.

These beautiful patters and textures drawn via chemical process by Nora Schattauer

permanganate 23, 2014  mineral solutions on chromatography paper  30 x 20 cm

ocher Green 5, 2012  mineral solutions on chromatography paper  30 x 20 cmocher Green 5, 2012, mineral solutions on chromatography paper, 30 x 20 cm

meticulous drawings of grids, patterns and orders by¬†Michelle Grabner. “her work seeks¬†Platonic ideals¬†of orderliness and routine.

MOCA24_MGrab257

JCG7320these captiavting red dots by Robine Clignett

Without title, 2002, watercolor on paper, 120 x 160 cmWithout title, 2002, watercolor on paper, 120 x 160 cm

Dineke van Huizen had stunning pieces from painted paper-cuts. I can’t find her website but here is the link to Rejane Louin¬†gallery that represented her. I absolutely loved works by¬†Ma√ęlle¬†Labussi√®re from the same gallery.¬†

Maelle Labussière, 2006, ink on non-woven paper, 73 x 99 cm  Gallery G / MA © Maelle Labussière.Maelle Labussière, 2006, ink on non-woven paper, 73 x 99 cm  Gallery G / MA © Maelle Labussière.

Untitled Ma√ęlle Labussi√®re, 2014 ink on lined paper, 30 x 40 cmUntitled Ma√ęlle Labussi√®re, 2014 ink on lined paper, 30 x 40 cm

loved the energy and the swirls in Wouter Venema pencil drawings

Untitled, 2014, Colored pencil and charcoal on paper, 150 x 180 cmUntitled, 2014, Colored pencil and charcoal on paper, 150 x 180 cm

Read about the inspirations behind¬†Georg Bohle‘s¬†elaborate, textural depiction of these cities here.

CITY 21, 2015 LANDSCAPE 21, 2015 BLACK FINELINER DRAWING 179 X 109 CMCITY 21, 2015 LANDSCAPE 21, 2015 BLACK FINELINER DRAWING 179 X 109 CM