Drawing in the City


07 March 2014 • Posted by Trevor Flynn

Stefan Davidovici, winner of Blueprint drawing competition

Stefan Davidovici, the winner of last year’s Blueprint drawing competition is a prolific artist, teacher and architect. Last year he launched Sketchmob in Milan, where he lives.

Here are some of Stefan’s spectacular drawings and the notes that fellow judge Narinder Sagoo and I wrote about them.

“Stefan’s drawings make me jump with joy. They are voracious and unstoppable, a meld of landscapes real and imaginary. The drawings are relaxed and un-arduous, fluent and confident. Talent and hunger starts them but through practice Stefan has mastered this pen to paper journey – an inspiration to draw again and again and again.” N.S.

“Fantastic architecture projected on to the streets of Milan; Stefan speculates from his mind’s eye the way one did as a child, where the place we inhabited could be extended, using an imaginary kit we owned. And to bring you back to the here and now the drawings have sharp reminders of scale and setting. Drawn austerely in pen with few flourishes they are reminiscent of Piranesi’s spatial improvisations, undertaken with a surplus of visual energy that can’t quite be contained within the everyday. Beautifully realised by a seasoned hand.” T.F.

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