In high school around 2006, I started playing around with this strangely detailed organisms. These abstract intuitive scribbles follow contours that require a steady hand, and are generally quite tiny, sort of like performing surgery, except probably not in any respect. Still, the morbid nature of these twisted drawings seems to resonate with the name inexplicably.
There’s a certain element of Zen-like emptiness and surprise that goes into each scribble. While performing, I enter into a blank meditative state. My hand guides the drawing’s direction, it has a mind entirely of its own, which I do not dictate. The art creates its own chord. I’m not entirely sure where the source comes from, but it flows through me and I channel it into some sort of visual means.
Here are some examples:
to the chaos that binds, constricts, and crawls over itself creating a
conglomerate organism. Pencil drawn in 2007.
‘The Little Insomniac in You Dreams too’ This one’s got fairy tales laced into it.
Drawn with pen in 2007
One of my favourite mediums for producing Surgery Art is skin.
I love to draw on people, lining the pen to their contours and revealing the machine-like clockwork underneath.
Upon any obtainable surface that can be inked, Surgery Art makes a home for it.
RIP Razr flip phone, drawn in pen, 2008
Can I draw on you?
If you are interested in a commission, travel here or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s much more recent Surgery Art I have yet to dig out of various notebooks, more to come. Stay tuned.