COMMISSION WORK

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COMMISSION WORK, 2018

594 x 841mm

Charcoal and spray paint on non-acetate drawing paper

Sharp often gets commissioned work requests; however, not all of the time are his works are sent to the owner. On two occasions, his work was created solely for a photography purpose. A follower of Sharp‘s reached out to him via Instagram requesting that he create a drawing of him that would be used for social media posts. Sharp was granted much freedom with the piece and was able to combine spray paint in his charcoal drawings. Looking through this follower's feed, there was a strong sense of rebellion and urban life. This engaged Sharp to use spray paint within a standard charcoal drawing.

Combining the two mediums creates a unique work and presents a template for vandalising his own work to add a new dynamic to engage a different audience/demographic or more personal expressional reasons.