On Tuesday 7th April the Nancy Victor Gallery in Fitzrovia will display the culmination of a year’s intense work from three London based artists.
52 Words a Year is an online project that had Mayumi Mori, Leni Kauffman and Oliver O’Keeffe each draw an illustration a week, every week for a year.
The three sets of works that will fill the Nancy Victor were inspired by 52 words, chosen by the artists and taken off in different directions and styles.
These include a New Year’s Restart, prompting a germinating bulb in watercolour from Oliver, Evolution and a clean, tree-filled landscape from Leni and style; a sumptuous patchwork of colours from Mayumi.
The progression of artistic flair and competence that can be tracked across the course of the year is similar to several other projects. Californian artists Alberto Calleros spent 2008 creating daily work for his Blogspot, Drawing Every Day for a Year, exhibiting an immense creative capacity and commitment.
The real uniqueness of 52 Words a Year therefore lies in the tweaking of a tried and tested idea. To view an artist’s year of toil is engaging, but to walk along the diverse branches of inspiration spread by 3 individuals, all emerging from the same point, is to receive a real glimpse into the artistic process.
52 Words a Year runs from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 18 April 2015, Tuesday to Friday 10am–6pm, Saturday 12–6pm.