The Draw Art Fair in London

An art fair dedicated to modern and contemporary drawings

Source : Draw Art Fair, London

This spring, London is all set to host an art fair that is going to be dedicated to the modern and contemporary drawings by artists. The Draw Art Fair, London is scheduled to be launched in between 17-19 May in the Saatchi Gallery is said to include up to 60 galleries and exhibitors who will showcase individual exhibitions of drawings of artists or groups of drawings in museum style context as mentioned in a post online.

Founder director Laurent Boudier, strategic director Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, artistic director Patrick Barstow, fair manager Luce Garrigues and project manager Sally Guelfi are among the organisers of the Draw Art Fair.

From left to right: Sally Guelfi, Patrick Barstow, Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, Laurent Boudier and Luce Garrigues

The fair founder and director, Laurent Boudier, said that the exhibitor list will be announced by mid-February. “At which time, we will launch our online platform where the galleries, museums, curators and collectors can come together and exchange observations on drawing.” When asked about his views on the whole launching theme, he added “Modern and contemporary drawing is powerful, expressing itself both through line and texture of different texture of different techniques from pencil to watercolor, from stump to digital line.” Boudier founded Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain (Drawing Now art fair) in Paris in 2006.

Dedicated projects have been planned such as a large-scale drawing installation by the London-based artist Aleksandra Mir while the London institution, the Drawing Room, will present a new display of portraits. The fair organisers will also present work from the 2018 Contemporary Drawing Prize established in association with Le Cabinet des amateurs de Dessins de l’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Draw Art Fair coincides with the existing season of photography events in the capital, including Photo London, which is held at Somerset House.

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