Illustrated with over 500 images, Vitamin D2 features practices ranging from highly accomplished figurative drawing to abstract explorations of the medium, in materials including pencil, charcoal, crayon, pastel, ink, watercolour and digital drawing. Traditional techniques are matched by new approaches, often pushing the boundaries of drawing into collage, towards painting, sculpture, architecture, illustration, animation, performance and beyond. A broad range of genres, styles and subjects is evident in diverse forms, from drawings that fit in the palm of the hand to works that cover an entire courtyard.
Vitamin D2 reflects the vitality and energy of current drawing, demonstrating that artists continue to consider drawing an essential vehicle for addressing and interacting with the world today. Both a reference book for the art world and an accessible introduction for newcomers to the scene, Vitamin D2 provides an indispensable guide to drawing today.
Artists include: Charles Avery, Pablo Bronstein, Paul Chan, Ewan Gibbs, Cameron Jamie, Aleksandra Mir, Amalia Pica, Imran Qureshi, Adrián Villar Rojas
Nominators include: Lynne Cooke, Thelma Golden, Christine Macel, Jessica Morgan, Bob Nickas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Scott Rothkopf, Beatrix Ruf, Barry Schwabsky, Nancy Spector
Introduction by: Christian Rattemeyer, Associate Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Softcover, 352 pages.