Alan Brooks - Contemporary Artists

Tatlin

Tatlin The Saatchi Gallery
 

Alan Brooks

Tatlin

2006
Pencil on paper

29.7 x 21 cm

The idea of the ever-changing ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of art world fashion is key to Brooks’s drawings: they’re a bit like an embarrassing confession, akin to publishing photos of yourself in your teenage outfits and haircuts. Brooks revisits these moments fondly and through his laborious process rediscovers the value in what now seems the overly familiar or cliché. He re-encounters the things which initially excited him and made him want to become an artist in the first place. This image shows Vladimir Tatlin with his 1917 design for The Monument to the Third International.
 
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