The drawing studio was founded at a time when drawing broke free from painting, freed itself of illusionary space and moved towards real space and increased scale, and began to present itself as an autonomous and equally expressive artistic discipline. The goal of the drawing studio is to guide students towards thinking through drawing, exploring their own stylistic abilities, and formulating authentic views and expressions that might even lead them beyond the boundaries of the medium towards other media or towards its intrinsic study and revision.
The studio is essentially focused on mastering the tools of classical drawing, but it also explores changing tendencies within the medium and the ways in which artists work with these tendencies. We do not resist the influx of new tendencies, and consider them important contributions to enriching the foundations of drawing in all its complexity and universality, including all possible overlaps with other disciplines.
In our studio, we explore the full breadth of drawing’s stylistic possibilities, including a reflection of unconscious mental states, inspirations, impulses from the artistic past and the technological present, painting, text, photography, film, comics, graffiti, installation art, conceptual art, and digital technologies (both static and dynamic).
Drawing today exists in an expanded field of visual culture for which different forms of stylistic mutations, interpretations, and interdisciplinary approaches are entirely natural. The mediality of drawing is seen as a tool capable of opening, structuring and forming today’s complicated subjects and universally human (i.e., timeless) themes and concepts. In the end effect, it involves the constitution not of a contemporary image, but the search for what an “image of the present day” could be. We see drawing as a way of resonating between being (which is) and thinking (which constructs), where this form of resonance also contains the contradictory and conflictual experience of this relationship.
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