Daytime shame draws on different aspects of a singular narrative. Through the act of scoring the paper and by using rudimentary mark-making with fingers and hands, masking, sponges and a vacuum cleaner, Nathan Hawkes’ triptych exemplifies his commitment to the exercise of drawing. Daytime Shame explores the artist’s attempts at finding form in restricted linear styles as well as his range of methods and approaches to drawing.
Hawkes is a Sydney-based artist whose work is grounded in the practice of drawing as a way of paying attention to and reflecting on the visual dynamics and sensations encountered in his daily life. His large-format drawings are conceived and made in the living space of his family home and embody the chaos, bliss, tension and dreaming particular to such a context.