Geoff McFetridge on how he thinks through drawing

In his engrossing talk for December Nicer Tuesdays Online, the revered artist shed light on the minutiae of his creative thinking process, and why one sketch in particular has helped define his practice.

22 January 2021


The last Nicer Tuesdays talk of the year was well worth waiting for. We’ve wanted to work with him for years and the wait was well worth it because, after all, he is Geoff McFetridge. Dialling in from LA (his daughter’s bedroom in fact as his studio was undergoing maintenance works) the esteemed artist treated the Nicer Tuesdays audience to a contemplative intimation regarding one work in particular. Known for his silky smooth aesthetic, which has adorned a myriad of canvases and even an Apple Watch, Geoff’s inspiring talk revolved around one impactful sketch which would go onto inform much of the work shown in his latest exhibition, These Days are Nameless at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen.

This particular sketch would become an important piece of the puzzle for Geoff to understand his own practice (we'll let you watch the talk to find out which sketch it is). Raising questions around how he sees himself, depicts identity and visualises his work in general, Geoff explores the notion of divergent thinking in this insightful 20 minute talk. As one member of the audience aptly discerned, it’s often difficult to articulate artistic abstraction but Geoff seems to do it effortlessly and flawlessly.

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