Michael Craig-Martin, Will Gompertz and Paul Hobson’s Top Picks from Drawing Biennial 2013


Will Gompertz chose David Batchelor, Angela de la Cruz, Sam Messenger, Mariele Neudecker and George Shaw

Paul Hobson chose Tonico Lemos Auad, Paul Chiappe, Haris Epaminonda, David Musgrave, Paul Noble, Matt Saunders, Samara Scott, Rose Wylie, David Haines and Geoffrey Farmer.

Michael Craig-Martin chose Cornelia Parker, Mateo Lopez, Raqib Shaw, Damien Roach, Richard Deacon, Julião Sarmento, Franz Erhard Walther, Neil Tait, Jo Stockham, Rachel Goodyear, Dexter Dalwood.

“I realised I chose mainly sculptors … drawing isn't just about drawing drawings, the drawing is in the thing that is made.” Michael Craig-Martin

“This is very much an expanded idea of how drawing can evolve. For anyone contemplating bidding for a a work I can tell you that drawing is affordable, it is unique and I can tell you any of the works from this Biennial will be by a critically engaged and credible artist. You can feel comfortable in buying from here, as it is probably the most critically engaged organisation of it's kind in europe.” Paul Hobson

Will Gompertz is the BBC Arts editor, he was previously director of Tate Media, where he was responsible for Tate Online, and Tate etc magazine. Gompertz has written extensively for The Guardian and The Times newspapers and is the author of What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye.

Paul Hobson has been the Director of the Contemporary Art Society since 2007. His twenty year career within the visual arts sector also includes senior positions at The Showroom Gallery, Serpentine Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts. He takes up the position of Director of Modern Art Oxford in autumn 2013.

Michael Craig-Martin RA is a contemporary conceptual artist and painter. Craig-Martin is noted for his fostering of the Young British Artists, many of whom he taught at Goldsmiths, University of London through the 1980s. He has exhibited in major museums throughout the world, and has curated shows including Drawing the Line, 1995, a comprehensive touring exhibition on the history of line drawing for the South Bank Centre, London.