Since 2014・Volume 4
News, Reviews & Coverage of the Artists using Ballpoint Pens, the Artwork They Create, the Tools They Employ & Other Equally Newsworthy but Overlooked Art & Cultural Topics, Worldwide.
Lennie Mace Tokyo, Japan
The idea for the drawing—a Doonesbury-like line drawing of the White House festooned with Trump Taj Mahal casino neon—had been in my head since during the campaign...
Trump White House, 2016. © Lennie Mace
Ralvin Dizon Pampanga, Philippines
2015 feature article ARCHIVE MENU
NOV2014~NOV2015 click the BALLPOINTER graphic (left) to access the full 2015 menu
Serhiy Kolyada Kiev, Ukraine
My new ballpoint pen drawing is one of my series about Kateryna the heroine of Taras Shevchenko's poem and painting. Shevchenko is our national poet and artist, lived in 19th century...
Kateryna in Zurich, 2017. © Serhiy Kolyada
Andrey Poletaev Lugansk, Ukraine
2016 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Dec2015~Dec2016
DECEMBER 2014 Shane McAdams Brooklyn, New York
Ballpoint pen art without the ballpoint pen? That and more
from Shane McAdams, who literally removes the ball point
from the equation by "blowing", milking or otherwise extracting ink from ballpoints and magic markers toward artistic ends...
pictured : Cloudslinger, 2014. © Shane McAdams
Dave Warshaw San Diego, California
2015 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu: Nov2014~Nov2015
Allan Barbeau Dublin, Ireland
2016 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu: Dec2015~Dec2016
Think In Ink Benjamin Sack Leesburg, Virginia
Imaginatively mapped out satellite- and bird's-eye views of lands far more interesting than the offerings at Google Earth, giving new meaning to the term urban planning...
pictured : Jupiter Fugue crop, 2016. © Benjamin Sack
Holly Cappello Portland, Oregon
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Lennie Mace RETROSPECTACLE Tokyo, Japan 1994-2004
By 1994, Lennie Mace had made a name for himself as an illustrator and had been exhibiting his ballpoint pen artwork in New York annually since 1990. ...
pictured : The Longer The Drool... 2005. © Lennie Mace
NOVEMBER 2014 Serhiy Kolyada Kiev, Ukraine
Conflict and corruption feed commentary; key ingredients for intriguing art. Awareness may be the ultimate goal, but one must first actually care enough to spread the word. Serhiy Kolyada cares. His key ingredient is ink, and his Lifescapes serve up a spicy blend of commentary and criticism...
pictured : The Theory for Origins, 2012. © Serhiy Kolyada
Talk To Them Shirish Deshpande Belgaum, India
When we last visited with Shirish Deshpande in 2014, he'd only just begun the series of artworks which would present viewers with his rural India environs...
pictured : Lakkundi Houses 2, 2016. © Shirish Deshpande
2017 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu
Read about these artworks in the artists' own words in The Ballpointer PICKPIECE archives.
Click on the artwork to see the archived PICKS. All artwork © respective artists.
2015 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Feb~Nov2015
Lined Up Kai & Sunny London, England
While so-called 'hyper'-realist ballpointers working with conventional figurative imagery labor to hide their linework to present the illusion of halftones, linework is front and center in the ballpoint manifestations of Kai & Sunny...
pictured : My Eye On You crop, 2016. © Kai & Sunny
Scott Mackie Aberdeen, Scotland