We discussed how the choice of frame affects my work, making the canvas image secondary to the formal framing devices of painting. Rejecting the frame completely, as in Untitled (dandelions), brings the canvas and drawing centre stage. The work becomes a unique object rather than a framed picture. We also talked about the effect of unpicking and resewing a painted work, as shown in the details of the works below. I am drawn to this destruction of a carefully prepared image, because traces of the original remain in the resewn canvas, but are abstracted in a way which is largely out of my control. This has opened a new path for me, which I expect will see me, needle in hand for the next few months, methodically destroying canvas drawings I have recently made.
Other artists presenting that evening were Héctor Prats, who creates intriguing surreal drawings echoing themes from the Enlightenment, and Jonatan Nilsson, who draws from small zine-style drawings to paste-ups.