New drawings by Derek Lerner
These are a few pieces from an ongoing group of abstract drawings created from an aerial vantage point that vacillates between macro and micro in terms of scale and distance. Inspiration and references come from satellite photography, microscopic imagery, radial irrigation systems used in large scale commercialized agriculture, as well as symbols and marks found throughout major cities.
The mark-making and visual language within these new works is a culmination of fifteen years of previous work that runs from endless doodling to more thought out and fully executed works. Contradictory feelings about the complex systems and order/chaos of major metropolitan cities, as well as thoughts about humanity as a virus motivate the making of this new work.