The Easel

From Charcoal to Lipstick, Drawing’s Potential for Experimentation and Rebellion

New York and London both have institutions dedicated to drawing, as if the art form needs special support. Some see it as just a working tool, more bridesmaid than bride. London’s Drawing Biennial 2019 suggests it reigns supreme as a means of experimentation and caricature. Says one artist, it’s “a space of reflection and speculation … the fulcrum of [my] practice”.