CONTE CRAYON DRAWINGS

MATTHEW DAUB

Conte Crayon is a traditional French drawing medium. Unlike charcoal, Conte is slightly resinous, which makes complete erasure difficult, however it also allows for the build-up of rich dark values. 

     

   

 "I believe in drawing for drawing’s sake. My drawings do not serve as studies for paintings; they are stand-alone works. I believe there is an evocative quality inherent in the absence of color and concentration of value."

"Rahn's in Winter" 

2016 

Conte Crayon on Paper - 45"x68"

Private Collection

"New Years at Kliney's"

2017

Conte Crayon on Paper  22'x30"

Private Collection

"Feed Mill Lot"

2017

Conte Crayon on Paper 26"x40"

Courtesy of the Artist

"Albright's Mill: Early Spring"

2017

Conte Crayon on Paper 22"x30"

Courtesy of the Artist

"Consignment Shop"

2017 

Conte Crayon on Paper 22"x30"

Courtesy of the Artist

"Confluence of the Maiden and Saucony Creeks"

2017

Conte Crayon on Paper 26"x40"

Courtesy of the Artist

"McArdle's"

2016

Conte Crayon on Paper - 26"x40"

Courtesy of the Artist

"Hot Tub"

2016

Conte Crayon on Paper - 26"x40"

Courtesy of the Artist

THE KEMPTON DRAWINGS

From 2009 through 2011, I produced a series of drawings and watercolors of the town of Kempton, Pennsylvania. A catalog was produced for the exhibition at ACA Galleries containing essays by Joyce Carol Oates and Carl Little.

     "(Daub's) work is subtle, understated, 'poetic' – he’s a visionary of the near-at-hand and seemingly domestic – the world of smalltown America, rural landscapes and forlorn industrial buildings upon which light and the absence of light confer an austere dignity.... Matthew Daub makes of the regional something universal and archetypal; his flawlessly executed watercolors and paintings are not representations of scenes we have all seen, but transformations of the familiar into something rich and strange"   Joyce Carol Oates

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"Rt. 737 North" 2011

Conte Crayon on Paper

Private Collection

"Hunters' Moon" 2010

Conte Crayon on Paper 22"x30"

Courtesy of the Artist

"Four Way" 2010

Conte Crayon on Paper 26"x40"

Courtesy of the Artist

"Second Street" 2009

Conte Crayon on Paper 22"x30"

Private collection

"Yard Limit" 2010

Conte Crayon on Paper, 26"x41"

Private Collection 

"Saturday, The 17th" 2010

Conte Crayon on Paper

Collection of the Artist

© 2020 by Matthew Daub.

Works may not be reproduced without permission.

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