05 April 2019
Welcome to the inaugural edition
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Draw Art Fair London, where drawing is celebrated as a complex vital creative process holding a unique place in our artistic culture.
From the earliest history we marked walls with lines and images, recording observations, depicting animals or patterns. These drawings revealed a coherent vision, referenced life experiences with intentional traces, forming a collective body of information that appeals to everyone.
The inclusion of painting, sculpture, photography, video, new technologies, is part of the Draw philosophy as it provides a dialogue between drawing and other mediums, illustrating the fundamental importance of the hand, making a mark, as the central role.
Drawing offers the viewer something old and new, unique and fresh to the eye.
It provides a deeper platform of intuition, knowledge, even spirit. An understanding that can be absorbed by first time viewers as well as seasoned experts.
Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts
Strategic Director, Draw Art Fair London
(Edited from the original text. The full article will be published in the Draw Art Fair London catalogue).