Drawing in Abstract Painting

Abstract Critical brings together ten artists who offer their thoughts about drawing in abstract painting.
When I think about it, drawing seems to be an innately abstract act: reducing matter and ideas to a series of lines and symbols for something that we may understand (such as these letters), or simply a trace of the movement a marking tool has taken, presumably at the end of a human hand. I have always enjoyed hand-writing text, and the flow of ink on paper. Alice Browne more
Alice Browne, Overlap, 2013, oil on linen, 52cm x 45cm
I think it fair to say that, for me at least, drawing in abstraction has much more to do with movement than with solidity. Lines can stand still as much as move, and do both at the same time, and in abstraction they come into their own as dividers or other abstractions that are experienced as truly weightless.  Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe  more

Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Painting that Began in the Sky, 2013, oil on linen, 47 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches
Rebecca Norton, Die Glocke Shop, oil on linen, 83 x 56 inches


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