Marco Godinho, Lost ideas #7 (2010), Courtesy Galerie Hervé Bize (Nancy, France)

Now in its fifth edition, « Drawing Now Paris » presents the best and the newest in European contemporary « drawing ». No fewer than 83 galleries have set up shop in the Carrousel du Louvre for four days of whirlwind show and sell. The show’s approach to drawing encompasses all graphic works (an admittedly broad concept) and the visitor will therefore discover oil paints, sculptures, videos and even smoked crystal glasses in addition to bona fide sketches.

Go there, and go fast for the show only lasts until Monday March 28! Because each gallery presents a « one man show » in addition to its smaller collateral sets, there is an unmistakable didactic dimension to the event.

Of particular note for their quality and refreshing originality are Erik Desmazières remarkably subtle ink drawings exhibited at Galerie Ditesheim, Kristina Bength watercolours from L MD and Marco Godinho’s typographic work at Hervé Bize.