“I draw the way I navigate through life: With a leap of faith and without an eraser, embracing the raw outcome, flaws and all.” says artist, Cindi Zimmerman. “Life isn’t perfect, and neither is my art. That’s what makes it all so interesting.”
This artist celebrates imperfection by using the “Blind Contour” drawing technique, never looking at her paper, locking her eyes only on her subject while committing to a single line by never lifting her pen. The result is an engaging reflection of the energy and humanity of each subject, with a wonderfully relatable wonkiness — Irreverent homages to life’s challenges, human flaws, and resilience.
Her latest pieces are large, bold explorations in India Ink, with brushwork that further expresses her “go with the flow” approach to art and life.”They’re not traditional portraits, but for me the flawed faces have a freshly re-defined sense of ‘realism’. Each one speaks some truth,” says Zimmerman.
Find the piece that speaks to you in The Gallery at Midtown and visit the entire “One Line, Blind” collection of drawings and paintings at cindizimmerman.