All Rights Reserved Lawrence Nash RWA 2023
About the Work
Each drawing is by hand and uses coloured pencil on paper.
Line and repetition are used as the most basic, modest and archaic means of mark making. There is no striving for progressive improvement or perfection within the work; each line is drawn without correction and blips and errors are accepted and nurtured.
The process follows simple rules that indicate a way to start, a way to continue and a way to finish. There is a meditative attitude, a relaxed control, where the act of mark making itself provides the stimulus to continue.
The spaces between the lines are as important as the lines themselves, acknowledging the blank background of the paper and allowing for new errors to appear and for older ones to blossom or dissolve. The work changes at distance. It is unhurried, taking its own time. It is a call to quiet and reflection. The viewing experience evolves, rather than being instantaneous and only one or two muted colours are used per piece.
These drawings, while retaining the background of the paper, consider the forces of structure, composition and totality normally associated with painting.