Saturday, November 19, 2011

Time travel

Love this: artists interpret their own childhood drawings 
courtesy designboom

'homeroom' at subtext gallery in san diego, california, USA all images courtesy subtext gallery
(above) '4,015' by soey milk with original drawing (left) 18'' x 24'', oil on wood image © soey milk

on view from november 11th until december 11th, 2011, 'homeroom' is a collection from twenty different artists who have reinterpreted an art work from their childhood in their current day style. hosted by subtext gallery in san diego, california, and guest curated by christina conway, the exhibition includes a wide variety of mediums with contributions from los angeles-based audrey kawasaki, canadian illustrator nimit malavia, and chinese artist joey leung ka-yin.

often depicting a dreamscape of mystical creatures and fairytale-based protagonists, the original drawings revisit a more innocent age of creation when imagination met naivety, and crayons were the only necessary tools. the highly personal collection of old and new pieces provides an insightful look into the development of the artists, as well as an endearing attempt at rediscovering the nostalgia of youth.

'all aboard!' by allison sommers  7'' x 5'', gouache on illustration board   image © allison sommers

            original drawing by allison sommers

'wanderer' by audrey kawasaki
12'' x 12'', oil & graphite on wood  image © audrey kawasaki

original drawing by audrey kawasaki

'origami girl' by sean mahan   24'' x 24'', acrylic on wood   image © sean mahan

photograph of mahan and his original drawing

'you lift me up' by katherine brannock 24'' x 12'', ballpoint pen, walnut ink, shellac ink & chalk pastel on paper 

original drawing by katherine brannock

'is the water turned off?' by joey leung ka-yin   48'' x 30'', ballpen, drawing pen, gouache & coloured pencil on paper
image © joey leung ka-yin

original drawing by joey leung ka-yin
thank you designboom

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