GIANT INK DRAWINGS | Emyr Williams
23 to 26 April 2015 | Open 12noon to 5pm
Private View | Thursday 23 April 2015 | 6 to 8pm
Artist’s Talk | Friday 24 April | 6.45pm to 7.15pm to coincide with SLAM Last Fridays
These drawings are made with a shellac based Indian ink - a beautiful but
unforgiving medium. They have an 'on-off' approach; either it's black
ink or white paper. I have avoided atmospheric washes. Although I see
the drawings as autonomous works, they have enabled me to look at wider
issues such as weighting, contrast and spatial relationships - not
forgetting surprise and discovery too, as nothing is planned out.
I use certain marks or phrases almost as characters which I take on
journeys that build into larger areas. I have to deal with the challenge
of the transition from one section to another as the drawing takes shape.
With time, the possibilities for these characters reveal themselves to me,
and a fresh impetus to explore their potential further, is created.