P55 – Research Point – Two Artists Working In Contrasting Ways

I’ve just posted this bit of research on my Milkman Goes To College blog but thought I’d share it here too.

The Milkman Goes To College

“Find drawings by two artists who work in contrasting ways: from tight rigorous work to a more sketchy, expressive style …”

Michael Landy and Tracey Emin are Young British Artists (YBAs) and will continue to be so long after they are old and grey. Both are well know for their variety of art works – Landy most notably for Break Down, a performance piece in which he destroyed all his possessions (all 7,227 of them, including early drawings), while Tracey Emin is best known for My Bed which was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1999. However, both draw.

Following Break Down, Landy did not produce any new work immediately but then started drawing weeds, firstly on paper then on copper plates. The resulting set of twelve etchings called Nourishment are all meticulous, life-sized studies of individual weeds the artist found growing in the street.

Creeping Buttercup 2002 by Michael Landy born 1963Creeping Buttercup, Michael Landy 2002


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