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Nazir Tanbouli Contemporary Drawing

The mark is the building block of any drawing. Every mark has speed, direction and power. Together, they create the energy of the mark. The energy of a drawing subsequently, is the collective energy of the marks that have gone into making it.
Sometimes I sound like a scientist or a mathematician when I talk about drawing; this is because I believe drawing to be the emotional and sensual manifestation of mathematics.

Art is an interaction with the elements that could lead to producing a statement. In drawing, these elements are the medium, the instrument and the surface. For example, using a wide range of brushes allows me to apply the same ink to the same paper in so many different ways.

Mark making is the foundation of both drawing and writing. That is why a mark can express and communicate shared human emotions.

I draw my marks as living forms. I want them to look alive and I want them to feel alive. I want them to carry human emotions. Making a mark is an interaction of body movement with the medium, the instrument and the surface. Therefore a drawing sometimes feels like the outcome of a dance.

Every drawing is a unique experience. I don't sketch or pre-design any of my pieces, and part of this experience is the nature and the size of the surface. And I do not work on “subjects.” Even when the drawings do express a subject, this is not preconceived: I start with mark making and that, over time, takes me into a creative trance.

I knew that mark making had a hypnotic effect on me. But then I noticed that just watching me making my marks had a hypnotic effect on those who came often to visit my studio. And then when I thought about it, I said “WHY NOT?” I didn't set out to be a "performance artist". Maybe its just like a drum beat that has a hypnotic effect on both the drummer and his audience.

Nazir Tanbouli Contemporary Drawing

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