Drawing on the G Train: an ongoing art project

Chi Birmingham Reader Find

By Chi Birmingham in New Illustration on Saturday 31 March 2012

What began as a way to fill the hour a day I spend on the subway has become one of the most exciting parts of my studio practice. Each morning, I post a new entry to the ongoing catalogue of images and thought fragments that fill my sketchbook. The subject matter is gleaned from childhood memories, overheard conversations, half recalled movie trivia and anything else I can get my hands on. It is impossible to say what direction the project will take as it moves forward, but I hope you will check in occasionally to see where I end up.

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Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Tuesday 4 August 2009

I’ve always been a huge Milton Avery fan, so the instant I stumbled across the work of Californian artist Chi Birmingham, I was head over heals. I really enjoy how every year Birmingham decides to take his distinctive style in a new direction, from various American landscapes to basements (as if, after all those wide open landscapes, he needed to feel a little more protected?), to various everyday rooms (not quite ready to venture back into the wide outdoors, but tired of the dank basement day in day out?). I’d certainly recommend popping by Birmingham’s blog as well, as the subject matter on there are a lot of fun doodles and cool figurative bits.

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