ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: TIM KING

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: TIM KING



Written by Fin Murphy
08 Monday 08th May 2017

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Did each image take much thought? Or was it quite spontaneous?

Every image takes a lot of thought, in the sense that every image is informed by all of the senses. I will never take a photo of something and then go away draw copy the photo - I really don't see much point in that. I will always make sure I have an understanding of the location/event/experience as I draw it, and that my understanding of feeling is communicated in the image.

But at the same time, every image can be spontaneous. If something like rain comes along and destroys the image, that might be part of the story, in which case I'll keep it in. Real life is unplanned and the drawings are a product of that.


Was it consistently enjoyable or did it ever feel like a chore?

My aim was to capture the feeling of daily life, directly from daily life, so there were many days when I felt too busy, tired and even ill to draw. But that never made it harder or a chore - I just let those moments inform the drawing. A scribbled drawing with not much detail will communicate that feeling of tiredness and tell the story really well. And what makes the project interesting as a whole is the variation of each day. To me, a rushed drawing made in a moment of tiredness is equally as fascinating as a detailed one made in a moment of focus.


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