The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021, in which David Haines won the second prize, exhibition will open to the public at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London from 18 November to 5 December 2021. The exhibition of 114 drawings by 99 drawing practitioners will be open daily from 11am to 4pm.
The Second Prize of £5,000, was awarded to David Haines for Dark Balloons, a hyper-realistic pencil drawing of 15 balloons spelling the words "THINGS FALL APART". David Haines, who lives and works in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Nottingham (United Kingdom) started this series of dark balloons during lockdown. Illuminated by the flash of a camera, shiny balloons emerge from the darkness, hanging against a blank wall. Some spell out the year or signify a birthday, hinting at cancelled lockdown celebrations, while others bear pessimistic messages, reflecting the isolation of a “new normal” or the socio-political turmoil of the time.
Read more herePublication date: 13 Nov '21