"TRACEY is a 'space' that encourages, supports, hosts and disseminates research in the area of drawing and visualisation, including the online peer-reviewed journal of contemporary drawing research. TRACEY is based in the School of Arts at Loughborough University."--Preface, p. vii.
Artists including Catherine Bertola, Layla Curtis, Garrett Phelan, Suzanne Treister and Ulrich Vogl alongside the essays of Emma Cocker, Siun Hanrahan and Marsha Meskimmon.
Includes bibliographical references.
In this book, authors and artists come together to explore the potential of what drawing in contemporary art theory and practice might become. In this follow-up to 2007's 'Drawing Now: between the lines of contemporary art', the editors of 'TRACEY' curate contemporary drawing within fine art practice from 2006 through to 2010. Four essays and images from 33 international artists collectively explore the boundaries of the hyperdrawing space, investigating in essence what lies beyond drawing - images that use traditional materials or subjects whilst also pushing beyond the traditional, employing sound, light, time, space and technology. Over and above traditional views and practices, the authors and artists in this book recognise and embrace the opportunities inherent in the essential ambiguity of drawing. Practitioners of hyperreal works, 2D3D4D pieces and installations that push beyond photorealism all find their place within this new conception of hyperdrawing as techné, a productive space no longer limited by spatial boundaries.