Skeleton2 – Knife Edge

Several Skeletons from the Same Closet

Every Saturday, a different exhibition of different work by Nazir Tanbouli



Knife Edge

Saturday12/1/2013 12-6pm


Knife edge is a series of drawings inspired by native American wood curving.

In the summer of 2011 and 2012 I’ve paid many visits to the museum of anthropology in Vancouver-British Columbia .

The thing that really got my attention was the way that distinctive black lines were made.

Native Americans were not a culture of ink and paper or fine bushes, they left that to the Chinese.

Their black lines were curved.

snapped of the wood with the tension , the force and the precision of a sharp curving knife.

That’s why these lines are not any other black lines, they are deep bellow the surface, fast ,sharp and fatal.

In this series I tried to use my brush like if it was a knife cutting into the surface of the paper



About nazirtanbouli

British-Egyptian artist Nazir Tanbouli works in drawing, painting, book art and mural. He is based in London.
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