Artist William Kentridge on Charcoal Drawing

The Guardian, Sat 19 Sep 2009
South Africa’s most celebrated contemporary artist describes the allure of working with the messy immediacy of charcoal.
Interview by Dale Berning
When I went to art school, the idea was that if you were going to be an artist, you had to paint with oil paints on canvas. I discovered I was very bad at that, so it was an enormous relief to discover that there already existed a strong tradition of drawing as a primary medium of art-making.    (read more…)