Joe Graham

visual artist and drawing research
The Specious Line, 2013 - 
Biro on cartridge paper, 25 x 25cm. 
Ongoing series produced with the aid of a metronome. 
"If we think back, now, to our question, "How does man arrive at time?," we can see that access to an answer is opened through the analysis of the formal structure of our experience. It’s investigation has revealed that the present - and thereby, our consciousness - lies like a saddle thrown over time, on which we sit, and from which we gaze Janus-like, into the past and into the future.”                                                      
Ernst Poppel, Mindworks, 1988
Drawing a line takes time. It cannot as an act be reduced to a mere instant. The time it ‘takes up’ is laid down in the form of the line. This formal structure would appear to provide the drawer with a unique method for stipulating the ‘IS’ across a moment in time.

The Specious Line, 2013 -

Biro on cartridge paper, 25 x 25cm. 

Ongoing series produced with the aid of a metronome. 

"If we think back, now, to our question, "How does man arrive at time?," we can see that access to an answer is opened through the analysis of the formal structure of our experience. It’s investigation has revealed that the present - and thereby, our consciousness - lies like a saddle thrown over time, on which we sit, and from which we gaze Janus-like, into the past and into the future.”                                                      

Ernst Poppel, Mindworks, 1988

Drawing a line takes time. It cannot as an act be reduced to a mere instant. The time it ‘takes up’ is laid down in the form of the line. This formal structure would appear to provide the drawer with a unique method for stipulating the ‘IS’ across a moment in time.

Centre For Recent Drawing Research Residency, 2013
March - May 2013 at the Centre for Recent Drawing, London

Centre For Recent Drawing Research Residency, 2013

March - May 2013 at the Centre for Recent Drawing, London

Drawing In The Middle Distance, 2012 

HD video w/audio, 15min

Collaborative drawing video with artist Lucy O’Donnell

(Source: vimeo.com)