Lot 416 - Irene Lees - "I'm Nobody, Who Are You?" From the poem by Emily Dickinson
Continuous Line Drawing In Black Pen on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
My whole practice is about drawing, which is such a wonderfully expressive tool that I use to portray what I see, what I am thinking, and what I feel. For me drawings are one of the most instant and fascinating ways of "thinking" visually. Drawing is a discipline through which a breadth of ideas, processes and parameters can be generated. I use drawing as a tool for investigating ideas, a record of knowledge, and a reflector of experience, in fact it shows me how to think.
2002 Diploma Art and Design - Distinction-Weston Super Mare
2005 BA Hons: Drawing and Applied Arts UWE
2006 Society of Women Artists
2003-2019 Yearly exhibited in UK and abroad 2005.
2007 Jerwood Drawing Prize London. 2007 Jerwood Drawing Prize Bristol.
2006 London Art Fair.2006.2009.2010 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition
SWA 2006 - 2019.
Solo Exhibition: Full Circle 2009 London Full Circle 2009 Coutts Bank London
2018 Gallery Different, London. Candida Stevens 2015-2019
2018 Fine Art Award SWA London. 2017 Special Fine Art Award, SWA 2012 London. London Art Co. Drawing Award SWA. 2013 Frank Herring and Son Easel Award (Drawing) SWA 2005 Cliff Moss Memorial Prize UWE 2006 Martini Prize, Cheltenham Art Festival. Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester Petronilla Silver, Wills Lane Gallery"Deeds Not Words".
About the postcard artworks
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"I'm Nobody" Continuous line drawing. from the poem by Emily Dickins, which suggests that the true "somebody" is really the "nobody"?