Woodrow Blagg

Woodrow Blagg

Woodrow Blagg’s large-scale drawings capture scenes from the American West with a photorealistic sensitivity to
detail. Awash in shades of grey, Blagg’s depictions of cowboys at work are done entirely in graphite. This fine-grained
pencil work evokes an ethereal tone befitting of the desolate grace of the landscape of West Texas. Blagg currently
resides in Pennsylvania, although his travels through Europe, the indigenous communities of Canada, and the ranches
of Texas all inform his work’s exploration of the relationship between man and nature. His time spent immersed in
the rhythm of ranch life in Texas during the 1980s was especially formative and laid a rich observational foundation
for his cowboy drawings. Educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia, Blagg draws on a
diverse array of both visual and literary influences. Argentinian writers Macedonia Fernandez and Jorge Luis Borges in
particular have shaped Blagg’s depictions of the human act of being in the world: a constant ebb and flow between
action and stillness, immersion and alienation.
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