Sunday, February 19, 2012
The following stunning suite of untitled figurative sketches is by Scottish artist Alan McGowan. His extremely loose style seems to be propelled by the materials and medium he works in... one gets the impression that simply pushing the oil pastels around, giving free reign to the charcoal, and feeling it all gliding or scribing onto the paper is immensely satisfying. Creating them must be as exciting as it is to behold the results. I love the meandering, squiggly lines that seem to orbit these figures, or to spill out of the solid bodies themselves. These forms border on the sublimely abstract.