Statements From "Drawings in a Time of Social Distancing"

Confinement here refers not only to the Covid19 pandemic "stay at home" safety precautions, but also having only a minimal amount of art materials to work with in my 'home' studio. This led to a restraint and confinement in the work itself. This drawing was done with a sumi brush, a home-made reed pen and ink. These are traditional materials used in an abstract non-traditional way.Composer Igor Stravinsky once said that "The more constraints I impose on my work, the freer I am to create." Artist Statement: For these last eight to ten weeks during the covid pandemic and following the 'stay at home' safety guidelines, I have been making art at home on a small table, with a minimal amount of art supplies. Working this way has led to a restrained (refined and confined?) body of work. During this time I have produced a large number of smaller collages (12" x 9" being the largest) and also quite a few ink drawings on paper. I don't think I would have ever made these pieces if I was working in my Long Island City studio. The confines of my home studio and the limited amount of art supplies has led to more direct art 'statements' than I might otherwise have produced. Composer Igor Stravinsky once said that "The more constraints I impose on my work, the freer I am to create."




Confinement II - 2020

Artist: Preston Trombly Medium: ink on paper Dimensions: 11" x 8.5" Price: $75

Website: prestontrombly.com

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