Drawing Surface

8 Nov 2013 – 7 Dec 2013

Event times

12 - 6pm Tuesday-Sunday

Cost of entry


London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Hackney Wick

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Drawing Surface


Scorched, seared, burnt, torn, ceaseless, constant, lasting, circular, gradient, full, bare, black, white, dimension, flat, surface, plane, draw, illustrate, move, hard, soft, harsh, tough, straight, broken, lines, round, edge, back, front, shine, crack, dark, elegant, bright, wavy, heavy, light, erase, brighten, horizontal, vertical, expose, cover, hidden Arebyte Gallery is proud to present the first UK solo show by the artist Ram Samocha,à‚ Drawing Surface, featuring his latest series of works on paper together with a remake of his 2009 performance piece ‘Cover Up', originally created in Ontario, Canada. Samocha, a multi-disciplinary artist working in performance and visual arts createsà‚ individual artefacts through actions of performance, but referring to each as an autonomous artistic entity rather than the process that led to the creation of the work of art. Samocha's unique drawing technique using metal point on a special rock paper, creates mesmerising surfaces that transcendà‚ theà‚ two dimensional planeà‚ intoà‚ three dimensional works whichà‚ highlight the material and process. Samocha's works on paper are born throughà‚ a distinctà‚ endless mechanism of repetitive movements, whichà‚ transformà‚ the flat surface into aà‚ corrugatedà‚ façade. Samocha'sà‚ approach becomesà‚ manifestedà‚ into the paper throughà‚ innumerableà‚ layersà‚ of gesture: back and forthà‚ in one direction. His strokes of endless lines allude to hisà‚ ceaseless binding to his movement, endlessly laborious and Sisyphean in his own way. New Landscapes arise through his processes: hillsà‚ of whiteà‚ against darkened lead valleys, bodily movements scarred into the paper. The sheet warps as he draws the two-dimensional topological fields of built-up surface; Samocha redraws a map, using his own coordinates to navigate the mark-making journey. Ram Samocha, born in Israel, 1966, currently lives in Brighton, England.

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