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show?id=1474022:BlogPost:874063Jerwood Drawing prize

Check out the Jerwood Drawing Prize at Jerwood Space, Bankside London. There are some amazing and imaginative drawings on display, ranging from embroidery, biro, marker pen, laser cut and acrylic drawings, made on bones, floor boards, newspapers and album covers. I loved the work of Yuko Nasu, and Chie Konishi’s Untitled, pen on tracing paper 2006-8 was absolutely beautiful. It didn’t even look like a drawing from a distance as a result of its intricate detail. The winner was Mit Senoj a.k.a Tim Jones, with his work ‘The Drum’ 2009, and George Charman came second with ‘Ruin 3’ pencil and oil based paint on paper 09. Personally I thought Charman’s work (shown above) must have been a huge contender for the top spot. His work was absolutely amazing, creating an illusion of depth through the layers of cut out graph paper which really made the image look like a dilapidated building. I think this exhibition questions what drawing is as it doesn't actually contain many 'pencil on paper' representational drawings in the traditional sense, but has enough to keep it from descending into complete conceptual madness.

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