A drawing is the most direct form to visualise an idea or a thought. It depicts the first impetus for creation in the form of writing, a sketch, a series. Sometimes intuitive, as an incentive for something else, sometimes as thought-out as an artistic medium in itself.
Drawing can function as process-based thinking, as research tool, as visual output.
For the students of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, drawing is a way to unlock, discover and question images and thoughts. Yet often, the drawing does not leave the studio.
Publisher Stockmans Art Books wants to make this work visible by offering a price, which makes the disclosure of this hidden drawing possible.
The exhibition Drawing as a Thinking Tool offers an insight into the selection of works by the students of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp for the first edition in 2019.
image: © Yi Zhang