Still Life Still Life

A selection of chalk-pencil drawings by Aaron Kasmin displayed in the Rowley Gallery window together with the objects that inspired them – the depictions and the depicted. The objects are not for sale but the pictures are; they’re souvenirs, simulacra, tokens of affection.

I asked Aaron if he draws from life or if he works from photographs:

I always set up the still lifes and never use photography, but I suppose the way I use scale, cropping and close-ups is similar to photographs. The objects – jugs, mugs, bits of cloth, etc, I have collected over many years and the drawings celebrate my pleasure in them.

Circle & Red Checks

Mocha

Two Lustre Jugs

Transylvanian Bowl

Pebbles

Bird

Moroccan Bowls

Reflected Slipware

King Charles Spaniel

35

A French Heart

Fish

Kitchenalia

Two Sea Urchins

Spain (Moorish Tiles)

Ammonite

I photographed the still lifes with an unfamiliar camera which got switched accidentally to an unfamiliar setting and surprisingly recorded another kind of simulacrum of subject and object.

Aaron Kasmin / The Rowley Gallery

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One Response to Still Life Still Life

  1. Pat Gentry says:

    Wonderful! I see a postcard or two in your accidentals…

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