In order to see, we must forget the name of the thing we're looking at.
~ Monet ~
A meal for a sketch …
In the 1960’s, Picasso was infamous for paying for meals with a sketch. A simple, humble – sketch. The starting point for many artists and often the groundwork for something BIGGER. It doesn’t take forever, but it’s unique – a moment of inspiration captured and explored on paper. Now, ignore the controversy Picasso and his ‘napkin-currency’ caused in Paris, and let’s focus on the idea – a genuine piece of art for the price of a meal.
That’s what Sketched Out is all about.
Defining a Sketch.
You’ve probably noticed – not all the pieces we sell are traditional sketches. We have broaden our idea of what a sketch is. And define them as technical exercises, as a method used by an artist to get to know their subject and their medium. As each project differs from the last, so too the preparation. Some start in traditional pencil, but others may be printed, or painted, or even mixed. Some are scant on details, while others burst with it.
It’s up to the artist to define what is and isn’t preliminary work.
Jana is comfortable working with watercolour, acrylic and oil paint, ink, collage and clay, as well as various forms of print-making techniques including linocut, dry point etching, traditional etching and monoprints in various mediums. She is inspired by many local and international artists namely Christiaan Diedericks, William Kentridge, Benon Lutaaya, Candy le Sueur, Tina Berning, Henk Serfontein, Balekane Legoabe and Frida Kahlo.More ...