The Sprawl – exhibition at Hive Gallery, Elsecar, South Yorkshire

The Sprawl

Drawings based on the land of people
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This exhibition is a ‘installationalised’ selection of drawings covering the social landscape; the urbanization and takeover of the natural land and the methods of control over its inhabitants. The centerpiece is The Sprawl, an expansive paper drawing; incorporated around the shape of half of my bedroom (hence the unusual shape) colonizing all workable surfaces in the manner of a expanding city. An expression of a how the city becomes one giant super organism, although separate and hazardous towards Earths working life systems. All the inhabitants, their cars and trains are like the blood running through the veins keeping the city alive.

The Sprawl

The Sprawl (1697x2400) IMG_3523 IMG_3524 IMG_3914 IMG_3902f

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  Waking Up (Part of The Sprawl installation)

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Central Bombardment

Central Bombardment (2009) - biro on paper

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People Factory

people factory (close up 1)

Three Tiers of a Sinking Ship

three tiers of a sinkings ship (2000x1412)

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About John Ledger

A visual Artist, eternal meanderer and obsessive self-reflector by nature, who can’t help but try to interpret everything from within the tide of society. His works predominantly take the form of large scale ballpoint pen landscape drawings and map-making as social/psychological note-making. They are slowly-accumulating responses to crises inflicted upon the self in the perplexing, fearful, empty, and often personality-erasing human world.

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