Activity: External talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Duncan Bullen has spent many years working almost entirely with pencil and paper. Restricting his mark-making vocabulary to simple dots and lines, he has developed a fascinating and beautiful practice, preferring the stark white of Fabriano 5 paper, with its luminous quality, in which to set his highly reductive drawings. Although these materials are modest and ubiquitous, this ubiquity is a reminder of the limitless potential that they possess. Bullen's exploration of drawing is expansive and ambitious; his execution meticulous and energetic. If the materials are basic and commonplace, the marks, similarly, seem simplistic and foundational. Yet there is something of the transcendent in the finished work, which is seductive; one is drawn in, to find a subtlety that is captivating.