Eye Line competition 2013 - Commended

Janis Atelbauers, BA Year 2
University of Westminster
Theatre


 

What he’s kept and what he’s removed looks like the product of a skilful selection process

Part I student Janis Atelbauers’ sectional perspective cut through an 18th century theatre, despite its representational technique, beguiled the judges both with its subject matter and the skill of the composition. Objects depicted, such as the ‘thunder-maker’ and the ‘rain-mechanism’ elicit curiosity from the viewer over and above the complexity of its timber structure. Parker called it a ‘lovely image, and what I imagine is a proper technical drawing.’ Sagoo was taken with the complex decision-making process that resulted in the drawing looking like it does, especially with where the renderer chose to cut. ‘It’s not easy to get sectional cut lines right, and drawings can easily be ruined if you get them wrong,’ he said. ‘What he’s kept and what he’s removed looks like the product of a skilful selection process.’ Dunlop, while calling it ‘beautifully drawn,’  labelled himself ‘anally retentive’, for asking ‘why he didn’t finish the stair – it’s a curious place to cut off the drawing’. But Sagoo defended Atelbauers’ decisions, saying: ‘Sometimes it’s tempting to draw the whole thing, when in fact all you really need to draw is part of it.’