It’s All Gone Wrong
Hylton Stockwell is best known as a sculptor but he has also consistently made drawings. Some of these relate closely to three-dimensional work others, such as
these, stand alone.
He began this series in ink and brush after recovering from a period of serious illness. Much of the work contains a reference to uniform geometry, a mapping out of
shape and pattern as way of holding the regular and normative, but little of such intentionality is sustained as shapes shift and morph across the page with seemingly
little adherence to an overall schemata.
Lapses of concentration, splashing and blotting (the characteristics of pen and ink ineptitude in some schools of practice) are generously accommodated here. They
form breaks in the expected continuum of the surface, staggering and suspending pattern and creating new rhythms.