Fine Lines | 2012

'Fine Lines' was a body of work produced for a practice-led PhD (PLR), where I delved further into the conundrum of drawing and its role in my work. These figurative images in paint and drawing media deal with journeying, transition, impermanence and change.

Becoming

Becoming (2009 - 2012), formed a significant part of this show. This installation of 18 compressed charcoal drawings on Fabriano, ranging from A1 to 120 x 150 cm, is an open-ended inquiry, where each drawing extends and explores, on the one hand, the nature and process of drawing and on the other, the image of a pupaic motorcyclist. I explored this image as a metaphor for transition and states of change, as well as a complexity of paradoxes about metamorphosis.

Becoming I

2009

Compressed charcoal on Fabriano

A1

9000 ZAR

Becoming III

2009

Compressed charcoal on Fabriano

A1

9000 ZAR

Becoming XV

2012

Compressed charcoal on Fabriano

120 cm x 150 cm

11,000 ZAR

Becoming VI (detail)

2009

Compressed charcoal on Fabriano

A1

9000 ZAR

Becoming XVII

2012

Compressed charcoal on Fabriano

A1

9000 ZAR

Becoming XI

2010

Watercolour on Fabriano

A1

9000 ZAR

Becoming XIII

2012

Mixed media on Fabriano

120 cm x 150 cm

11,000 ZAR

Painting and Drawing

During this period, one of the many questions I explored was the relationship of painting and drawing in my practice. What perplexed me was that there appeared a difference between my works in paint and those in traditional drawing media - in spite of similar mark making driven by an equally open-ended and exploratory artistic approach (see for example, Promised Land and On the Back of a Bakkie).

Promised Land

2008

Oil on gesso

120 cm x 140 cm

32,000 ZAR

On the Back of a Bakkie I

2007

Mixed media

35 cm x 50 cm

SOLD

I realised my approach in making smaller works in drawing media was more detached and playful. Small scale drawings are easy to discard. There is little preparation of the ground before I start working. With large scale gesso-ed surfaces (120cm x 240cm), which take at least a week to construct and prepare, I learnt that I brought a greater determination to find some resolution to these pieces. Which is not a bad thing – it allows for more cycles of construction and destruction. Fascinating though, that subtle differences in artistic attitude can reflect so palpably in the handling of materials.

Those Who Go

2007

Oil on gesso

123 cm x 141 cm

18,000 ZAR

Somewhere

2012

Oil on canvas

140 cm x 140 cm

SOLD

Metamorphosis

2009

Oil on gesso

120 cm x 240 cm

SOLD

Dreaming of Green

2009

Oil on gesso

120 cm x 240 cm

24,000 ZAR

In Passing

2009

Oil on gesso

112 cm x 132 cm

SOLD

For acquisitions and enquiries, contact Louise Hall.

 

louise@louisehall.co.za

 

All prices are for unframed works in South African Rands, unless otherwise stated.

For acquisitions and enquiries,

contact Louise Hall.

 

louise@louisehall.co.za

 

All prices are for unframed works in South African

Rands, unless otherwise stated.