David Musgrave
Large television drawing (grey) , 2007 | Graphite on paper

David Musgrave's drawings are difficult to penetrate immediately. The artist places forms onto paper that walk a fine line between abstraction and figuration. The drawings are created on the basis of the understanding that the viewer will try to reinterpret whatever he sees into a human shape. Nonetheless, Musgrave wishes to convey a deeper meaning. The content of the drawing is not so much in the recognition of the figure but rather in the process of unravelling allusions and suggestions. What fascinates Musgrave is the actual attempt to represent, as well as the viewer's instinctive response to this. It is not necessarily what is being represented, but rather the cognitive process by which we recognize - or misrecognize - what is happening that offers the key to work’s subject matter.

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