English artist Claire Harvey proposes an interesting approach to contemporary drawing. She works with soft pencils using office supplies like removable scotch tapes, yellow Post-its or translucent papers as a canvas. The artist draws small detailed figures on the unusual artistic supports and then proceeds to juxtapose several of the pictures in order to produce landscapes of tiny characters or archives of Post-its drawings looking like sequences of photographs. Harvey’s favourite subjects seem to be passers-by: abstracted from their original context, the characters are collected on a white wall or reintroduced in a corner of a domestic landscape to be photographed through a polaroid.
All images © Claire Harvey