Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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Sam Messenger

Cryograph Study (CRY.S.13.14)

Year 2014
Medium Frozen ink on paper
Dimensions 28.9 x 21 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Thu 30 April, 2015 at 9:00pm

Sam Messenger:

Sam Messenger (b. 1980, London) lives and works in London. Messenger’s practice is one of poetic potential. His drawings begin with a series of rules and conditions which he imposes upon himself in order to fulfil the project. The rules cannot change half way through in order to repeat a past result or produce a more aesthetically pleasing outcome, so these initial decisions determine how the drawing will progress, yet they can never predict what the finished work will look like.The artistic journey is one of physical and temporal surrender to the finished surface of the work. Selected exhibitions include: Abstract Drawing, Drawing Room, London (2014); Six Veils, Davidson Contemporary, New York (2011); and Straightedge, Davidson Contemporary, New York (2008).

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