b. 1966, lives and works in London
At the heart of Anthony Auerbach’s work is the practice he renounced towards the end of the nineties: drawing ... Auerbach abruptly stopped drawing and buried the medium beneath a new set of practices. Yet, with paradoxical consistency, his work since then — now as much at home in photography or video as in installation and ‘event’ — is the recovery of drawing’s buried trace, digging it up in order to bury or erase it once again. In performing this double-move repeatedly, the work has become both praxis and meta-praxis, an enquiry into the condition of drawing itself.