Ewan Gibbs

British, b. 1973

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Ewan Gibbs

British, b. 1973

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Using photographs as reference material, Ewan Gibbs creates intricate pencil renderings of familiar tourist sites and city scenes. His drawings are composed of multitude of tiny slash marks derived from knitting patterns, in which he varies the density of each mark to delineate light, shadow, and form. At very close range, Gibbs’ drawings recede into abstraction, but from afar, the representational image emerges from the pencil marks. In this way, Gibbs simultaneously deconstructs, abstracts, and represents, recognizable places and monuments. This transformation is central to his practice.

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Biography

Using photographs as reference material, Ewan Gibbs creates intricate pencil renderings of familiar tourist sites and city scenes. His drawings are composed of multitude of tiny slash marks derived from knitting patterns, in which he varies the density of each mark to delineate light, shadow, and form. At very close range, Gibbs’ drawings recede into abstraction, but from afar, the representational image emerges from the pencil marks. In this way, Gibbs simultaneously deconstructs, abstracts, and represents, recognizable places and monuments. This transformation is central to his practice.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more