Graphite Drawings

Archie Fooks - Smith is a UK based artist working predominantly in drawing as well as other mixed media. He graduated from the Slade School Of Fine Art in 2021. He currently lives in London.

In this current series of drawings, the artist has taken a break from his normal practice of pre- planned artworks to create a body of impulsive drawings. The forms visible here are due to each drawing’s experimental creation. Many of the works in the series feature a heavy use of graphite; the result of a preliminary drawing being rubbed out and shaded in so as to create a negative of the original image. By using this process Fooks-Smith creates a sense of depth in which the darkness operates as an empty space, like a room without lighting or even the space perceivable at the beginning of a dream. 

Fooks - Smith, Archie
T1
Graphite on paper.
20.6 x 29.8 cm.

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Fooks - Smith, Archie
Untitled
Graphite on paper.
29.8 x 20.6 cm.

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Fooks - Smith, Archie
Tree, Spirits and Torii Gate In Distance September
Graphite stick on paper.
22.9 x 30.4 cm.

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Fooks - Smith, Archie
Rabbit Demon Collage
Graphite on paper, collage.
29.9 x 20.7 cm.

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Fooks - Smith, Archie
Sh1
Graphite on paper.
20.6 x 29.8 cm.

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Fooks - Smith, Archie
Sh2
Graphite on paper.
29.8 x 20.7 cm.

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Fooks - Smith, Archie
T2 (eye)
Graphite on paper.
20.6 x 29.8 cm.

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Fooks - Smith, Archie
Untitled
Graphite on paper.
20.9 x 28.6 cm.

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