above: “Untitled I (white)”,2019. Metalpoint drawing in copper and silver on acrylic ground on panel. 30″ x 30″.
For the past several years Jonathan Higgins has been working in metalpoint, using soft metals as a drawing medium. On certain prepared surfaces the metal transfers to the ground and a range of values can be achieved by repeated marks. In his minimal, geometric abstractions, Higgins brings a contemporary sensibility to this old master technique. This drawing was recently sold to a collector in San Francisco. Click here to view additional metalpoint drawings by Jonathan Higgins.