I don’t usually pay a huge amount of attention to the Turner Prize besides knowing of its existence and controversy but I watched a news item about it on the BBC website the other day. Watching this I was struck generally by the variety of art forms in the final list of a few, but specifically by Paul Noble and his ‘Nobson Newtown’ drawings which feature pictures of fantastical buildings and weird landscapes of an imaginary city.
I admire drawings that are intricate and that have many layers of detail, those that tell a story or create a scene. Detailed expression and use of tone and shading in a drawing also appeals to me. So these drawings especially draw me in as they tell as story and they are imagined, not real.
The Tate Gallery, http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/turner-prize-2012?gclid=CJya6ZK7lrMCFU3HtAod6ngAOA [last accessed 10 October 2012]
Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Noble [last accessed 10 October 2012]