More negative than ever...
...negative space that is.
Yesterday's drawing continues my recent tradition of reacting with drawings which relate to the painting Untitled-03·19·2014. The negative space in that painting is formidable as well. In the painting a man sits on a chair. To me, the manner in which the chair's back right leg hits the floor is very satisfying. It establishes a spatial ground, as well as a color ground, and simultaneously points the attention to the female figure lying on her back. The diagonal play manufactured by this simple device is remarkably expressive. So, yesterday, when I began this drawing I began with the bench sitting squarely on the floor. It established the spatial-ness of the drawing without the use of lines to force the perspective (as I have done in the past ― e.g. the drawing Untitled-03·15·2014 posted on 03/16/2014). Very good, and a true insight.
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