Exhibition

Pencil Drawings by David Booker

3 Sep 2015 – 27 Sep 2015

Event times

4-7pm

Cost of entry

Free admission

Virgilian Museum of Pietole

Mantua
Lombardy, Italy

Address

Travel Information

  • From Mantova city centre line 31A
  • NA
  • Mantova Railway Station diret line from Milano, Verona, Modena.

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This is a very special solo exhibition by David Booker presenting highly unique still-life pencil drawings of boxes, cartons, used packaging, mechanical pieces and wooden boats, skillfully rendered simply in their seen perspective.
The exhibition will run from 3rd to 27th September 2015 and will be held at the Virgilian Museum of Pietole, Modern and Contemporary Art Exhibition Centre.

About

David Booker was born in Melbourne in 1954. He studied in Sydney and Hobarth, Tasmania. Since 1972 he has created many large-scale sculptures, hand-carved wood sculptures and figures in Sydney’s sandstone. In 2008 David Booker started his research in the field of drawing, mainly concentrating on still-life groupings of abandoned objects picked from a rubbish dump. The uniqueness of his graphical technique texturing in a wide range of patterns, recalls the plasticity and the strength of his sculptures. The pencil drawings show a dialogue between light and shadow, and a strong sense of structured monumentality, like in his sculptures and urban projects. Boxes, cartons and engine motor spare parts that have lost their function and value are depicted simply in their seen perspective. The rubbish objects he uses and the art he creates portraying them, gives birth to an unexpected dimension of beauty, and the viewer can find something wholly new: a state of emptiness, vacancy, stillness, quietude, silence, and non-action.

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