British Columbia artist Robert Bigelow’s series of drawings (over two hundred in all) were done in less than a year, using just red, black and blue ballpoint pens.
With the attention to detail often associated with the scientific method, Bigelow has executed a concentrated body of work that records the visual charting of his mind as carefully as an electroencephalograph. -Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC
The drawings, “with obsessive cross hatching and outline . . . echoes the kookiness of works from the ’70s with a graffiti sensibility that comes across like an abstract tattoo,” the Headbones Gallery says.
Bigelow, born in Los Angeles, works from Vancouver. He has an extensive exhibition background, has been a fine arts professor at several universities and once worked as a printmaker at prestigious American print houses such as Tyler Graphics, Cirrus Editions, Petersburg Press and the Tamarind Lithography Workshop
Full Robert Bigelow biography, here
100 of the drawings, here
Great. I don’t often come across just ballpoint pen art.
Yes, it’s very unusual, I agree. Thank you for taking the time to comment.