The constituent parts

11 Oct

If drawing is a visual language then it is certainly distinct in form and function to other languages. Every other language is concerned with the constituent parts. The letters, the words, the structures. Drawing is largely concerned with the end result. What is represented. We derive a host of meanings from how it is made and the strategies employed in rendering the forms but, the totality of the image is paramount. And it should be. Although not as brutal as having the magicians trick revealed, the analysis of drawing can make the drawing seem too determined, too constructed. But if we call drawing a language, we can also speak of the use of language in ways that are more poetic and befitting of an art object. Like language, drawing employs devices that challenge our assumptions and through a complex arrangement of developed notations (symbolic shorthand), the artist is speaking with a singular voice; more akin to spoken language with pitch and timing laid over the intended (or unintended) meaning of the words. Languages, like the places they reflect, have cultures and that is a compelling lens with which to see an artist’s world. A culture of one perhaps. Enjoy these drawings of London. More context for these characters to come. These are just people that called out to me.

Louis Netter repotage

Louis Netter
repotage

Louis Netter Sketch

Louis Netter
Sketch

Louis Netter Reportage

Louis Netter
Reportage

Louis Netter Reportage

Louis Netter
Reportage

Louis Netter Reportage

Louis Netter
Reportage

Louis Netter Reportage

Louis Netter
Reportage

Louis Netter Reportage

Louis Netter
Reportage

Louis Netter Reportage

Louis Netter
Reportage

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