I am pleased to be part of this year’s Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. It is a wonderful opportunity and honour to be one of the 94 selected artists and exhibit the drawing Moirè in the context of 113 works which share a collective drive to expand, challenge and champion a range of contemporary drawing and practice.
Moiré talks to ideas and discourses around the dichotomy of decoration inherent in using moiré as a graphic tool and language as both detractor and attractor. The drawing is a complex assemblage of found and generated patterns working on a two-dimensional construct of re-used windowed envelopes with the moiré pattern designed to mask and protect their contents. The drawing explores and expands on the nature of compartmentalisation, with forms and patterns generated by the constraints of borders, boundaries and spaces. The original windows reveal voids leaving the viewer to engage with the coded complexity of the surrounding visual noise.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 received over 3,200 entries from 1,617 drawing practitioners from 45 different countries for the exhibition. This large and diverse exhibition of 134 drawings reflects a broad range of current drawing practices. It includes works on paper, moving image and performance made by artists, architects, designers and makers at all stages of their careers living and working across the UK as well as in Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Spain, and the USA.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 is a free exhibition and is open to the public at Trinity Buoy Wharf – 84 Orchard Place, Poplar, London, E14 OJW from 29 September 2022 until 16 October 2022, before touring venues across the UK. A fully illustrated publication and public engagement programme will accompany the exhibition and tour.