In this book authors and artists come together to explore the potential of what drawing in contemporary art theory and practice might become. In this follow-up to 2007's Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art, Phil Sawdon and Russell Marshall, directors of TRACEY, curate contemporary drawing within fine art practice from 2006 through to 2010. Four essays and images from 33 international artists collectively explore the boundaries of the Hyperdrawing space, investigating in essence whatlies beyond drawing - images that use traditional materials or subjects whilst also pushing beyond the traditional, employing sound, light, time, space and technology. Over and above traditional views and practices, the authors and artists in this book recognise and embrace the opportunities inherent in the essential ambiguity of drawing. Practitioners of hyperreal works, 2d 3d 4d pieces and installations that push beyond photorealism all find their place within this new conception of Hyperdrawing as techn a productive space no longer limited by spatial boundaries. Artists including Catherine Bertola, Layla Curtis, Richard Grayson, Karl Haendel, Garrett Phelan, Suzanne Treister and Ulrich Vogl alongside the essays of Emma Cocker, Sin Hanrahan, Marsha Meskimmon and Phil Sawdon/Russell Marshall provide a contemporary view in both visual and written form that propose ambiguity as a strategic approach in drawing research and practice. A gallery in book form, Hyperdrawing takes drawing beyond the interaction of pencil and paper and traces contemporary adventures in multiple dimensions and alternate realities.
Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art