As you already know, we’ve decided to do things a little differently. For this Showdown we are going back to our roots, to one of the most rudimentary and accessible forms of art, drawing.
We are reflecting upon an age before we had computers, before we had language, to before we even had civilization. Yes, we are going back to drawing.
Everyone is familiar with Leonardo da Vinci’s famous sketch “The Vitruvian Man”, it is sketches like this that influenced his whole art practice. In his sketchbooks he planned out the masterpieces, thought of new inventions, and made some truly spectacular artworks among his grocery lists. We too are interested in drawing being the origin of ideas, thought and the foundation of art as we know it.
That is why we are keeping this challenge open to your interpretation. We want to see how drawing affects your art practice. Do you make minimal scribbles like David Shrigley or dynamic figures like Robert Longo or perhaps entirely different?
So, gear-up for this next Showdown. We want to see drawing the way you see drawing. Bring us illustrations, figure studies, abstract wonders, minimal musings, and more.
Submissions begin, September 15th. Stay tuned for even more details.