Ewan Gibbs, ‘New York’, 2008, Lora Reynolds Gallery

About Ewan Gibbs

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.

British, b. 1973, London, United Kingdom, based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Richard Gray Gallery at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014