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Lines in Drawing at 43 Inverness Street

For me, Kim Chin-wook was one of the artists to watch at the recent Sasapari group show. He is joined by another Korean, Kim Ji-eun, at a group show in Camden.

Lines in Drawing

16 March – 20 April, 2012
A group drawing exhibition in which lines are the featured element.

Marc Hulson | Bryan Ingham | Chinwook Kim | Jieun Kim | Paul Noble | Victor Pasmore | Mike Rogers | Sherman Sam | Charlotte Thrane

PV : Thur 15 March 6-9pm

Chinwook Kim, Untitled(A1), 2011
Chinwook Kim, Untitled(A1), 2011

In art, drawing is the original expanded field. Drawing is the mark of simultaneous thinking and action. In this sense, the elemental register of drawing is line. This exhibition concentrates on the use of line in drawing

It is a conduit between the actions of the draftsperson and one who sees her work. In this way, it can be seen as reflexive. the movement of the pen on paper, for example, from one spot to another, has not only caused ink to be applied to a surface, but also, like a groove in a vinyl record album, provides some hint for a reconstruction of physical movement of another. The physical and literal linking becomes less and less tangible as the metaphors develop and flow from this original stroke. A visual relationship to the line is a thread, with a potential to stitch endless chains of experience and representation. Lines are at once pragmatic and fantastical, grids of line can refer to structural design or imply infinity.

Jieun Kim: Untitled (2011)
Jieun Kim: Untitled (2011)

In a category related to horror vacuii drawing, some works are generous in their mark-making. But this movement traces the making of a procession towards a locked compositional structure. This show includes the uses of line that extend, through repetition exaggeration, toward a realm of hysterical drawing.

The lines in these drawings are rhythmic, structural or procedural. They are used to fill space, as a latticework or grid, or they provide a vector for movement. Lines stand in for formal elements in representation as in topographical lines. They might represent edges, but they can also represent sides fronts and backs, if arranged properly. Above all, the lines in these drawings show an intention to complete a picture, they communicate a mental state; one of determination towards inevitable completion in the concrete realm.

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