An artist who’s drawn in his spare time since leaving college is the subject of an art exhibition that features an unexpected twist: he drew the painting himself.
The art show is titled “The Art of Drawing” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., on April 6.
The exhibition features images from a variety of artists’ portfolios and features works from an exhibition titled “Artists in the World.”
“I’m very happy with how it turned out,” the artist, a 19-year-old from California, told The Wall St. Journal.
“I don’t have the time, and I don’t need it, to be drawing.”
The exhibition will open with a show titled “Black and White: A Journey into the World of Paintings,” and will run through April 24.
It’s the second installment of the exhibition.
The first exhibit, “Black And White: Color,” opened in 2013.
This is a rare opportunity for a young artist to be showcased in an art gallery, said Stephen Smith, a curator of the show, in an interview with The Wall’s Mark J. Shaughnessy.
“He has the opportunity to be an inspiration to other artists.”
The exhibit will be a chance for the artist to connect with the public and get exposure for his work.
“People want to learn from his art, to see it and learn about it,” said the artist.
“People want it to be their canvas.”