DRAWING A WIDER VIEW - Exhibition of drawings by Christopher Green
I specialise in making large-scale monochrome ink drawings of the landscape, cityscapes and interiors. Working entirely on-site my aim is to represent the visual experience of being somewhere in particular. I am especially interested in what happens when a drawing expands from the centre into the periphery of vision. I have developed a method of joining together sheets of usually A3 paper allowing the angle of vision to widen while continuing to draw. I use measuring to keep track of the relative scale and position of things. Being unable to see the whole drawing at once for practical reasons, misjudgements often occur leading to sometimes surprising inconsistencies and fractures. The drawings reveal my successive attempts to get to grips with space. The work takes place over long periods of time. I aim to stay true to my experience by recording everything as it appears in the moment. The result is drawings where multiple states of time exist simultaneously. The effects of morning and afternoon, different weather conditions even different seasons can be seen in the same drawing. I describe rapidly moving people and traffic in as much detail as the moment allows. The final picture is built from my attempt to draw the way things appear in space, and everything that happened in a particular place over time.
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