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Described by the artist as “bad drawing”, these works on paper are a deliberate attempt to create something unacceptable. Some works depict found objects, some are sculptural drawings representing objects the artist might make, and others are entirely invented. Considered as a group, the works display an inquisitiveness into the formal properties of drawing, both its process and medium. Drawn with brown crayon, Bainbridge’s choice of medium relates to his sculptures at the time, particularly the extensive use of chipboard, melamine and other brown-toned materials dragged from the skip and the street; the use of prosaic, discarded materials is integral to artist’s aesthetic. For Bainbridge, drawing allows the freedom to “debase reality”.