Thursday Thought: Kate MacFarlane

‘The reason it has been picked up on now is that people are more enlightened about art. The dematerialization of work in the 70’s meant that artists no longer had to make an object. The beauty of a drawing is it can be an idea. And whereas, a video work or photograph needs authentification, you don’t need that with a drawing. The artist’s touch is right there in front of you on the paper, a direct manifestation of the artists thinking and feelings. The drawing is the genuine article. And a lot of work, today, doesn’t necessarily feel like that.’

Kate MacFarlane,  The Inexorable Rise of Drawing, Annabel Tilley, pg. 4, 2007