In the Zero of Form

Cover of exhibition catalogue, In the Zero of Form, a solo exhibition by Hanna ten Doornkaat at One Paved Court Gallery, Richmond, England, UK, 2018.


In the Zero of Form investigates Hanna ten Doornkaat’s recent series of works in relation to Kasimir Malevich’s Black Square (1915). Devising his own version of abstraction, Malevich founded the manifesto of Suprematism insisting that ‘painters should abandon objects and subject matter if they wish to be pure painters.’[i] He sought to achieve this purity […]

Sample Writing

Cover of publication, Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice volume 7, issue 1, published by Intellect Books UK. This issue contains research article, Trace and catharsis: Embodied drawing by Brooke Leigh.

If drawing is the trace of an action, and action is transitory, could drawing then exist as a perception of time in space? ‘Time Trace: a drawn perception’ investigates the tactility of the drawing discipline specifically within the context of performative practices. The article aims to discover the act of drawing as a way of […]

Trace and catharsis: Embodied drawing

Cover of publication, Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice volume 7, issue 1, published by Intellect Books UK. This issue contains research article, Trace and catharsis: Embodied drawing by Brooke Leigh.

For the past decade, my artistic research practice has explored the performative aspect of drawing. Recently, I have come to realize how the performative process can function as an experience of catharsis. By examining a selection of works from my practice, Cassils, Louise Bourgeois, Ana Mendieta and Tracey Emin, that exemplify the act of mark […]