Sue Mann North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Artist working with drawing in response to architecture, to make connections and conversations, seeking out hidden, forgotten or reimagined aspects.

With a strong interest in built spaces and environments, I make work in response to architecture through drawing. Inspired by the character of architecture, I am intrigued by its impact on the space and those who experience it.

Academic study developed ideas on the duality of drawing through reception and expression. With this approach, I examine drawing in response to architecture to make connections and conversations, seeking out hidden, forgotten, or reimagined aspects. Handling material as a means of enquiry, I explore and communicate my intuitive responses through the sensory, tactile action of drawing. I also work with other approaches, such as video and printmaking, to gather material and develop my drawings.

Working from my home studio near York, recent works are inspired by architectural features such as texture, light and shadow, and comprise contemporary abstract drawings, often on translucent material activated by light in the space.

As well as selected works through my online shop, I offer commissions to make work specific to a client’s space, or projects working with partner organisations and the public. I also deliver drawing sessions to share the fundamental, universal and accessible nature of drawing.

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Always Coming Back To The House, Drawings, Video, 2015


Let Our Children Decide, Drawings, Video, 2015


Resonances Retold, Drawings, Digital Prints, 2016


Skin, Drawings, 2018


All that Remains, Drawings, Prints, 2019


Drawing Breath, Drawings, 2020-21


Drawings we have lived, Drawings, 2021


Projects and exhibitions


Definitions of Drawing

25/09/2021 — ongoing

25th September to 14th November 2021

Taking part in an exhibition curated by Courtney Spencer that brings together the work of 15 artists who interrogate drawing through their practices. Showing 'Drawings we have lived' and selected works from the 'Drawing Breath' series.

Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ Details
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