slowly forward - 2017

"And you? Do you actually make art yourself?"

For the last six years, Bart Drost cleaned up his studio every month and he made this space available to fellow artists. New projects were developped, unexpected partnerships were established or a solo exhibition was simply compiled.

Clearing the studio every  month also means an interruption in the continuity of Drost's work as an artist. Drawing, however, has always remained constant. In 2017 this occurs mainly with fat chalk.

From January 1 to December 31, 2017, Bart Drost regularly makes colorful drawings with oil pastels. Sometimes he makes a single drawing every single day, sometimes several drawings in one day, and again for a while none at all. He deliberately chooses to hold the same size and material. The theme is the life of everyday, the subject he chooses are the things he experiences, loose thoughts and distant memories, dreams and fantasies.

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via the website of MAAS ruimte voor kunst you can get an overview of all the 239 oil pastels.

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Bart Drost

free artist

Graafseweg 183a
6531ZR Nijmegen
The Netherlands