A delightful miracle

The most enjoyable aspect of this is having the people that we want to show our pictures to actually looking at them. When we’re at a café with someone, we draw impish pictures on our napkins, and submit these (to the group). We swipe through the albums of pictures we’ve saved up on our iPhones. This is the best way to enjoy pictures.

As long as you infuse drawings with your own style, not being very good at drawing is a good thing. Why? Because it gives you more to laugh at. Looking at pictures at an art museum isn’t bad either, but there’s distance between you and the picture, and this remoteness gets in the way so you can’t get up close and personal with the pictures you are looking at.

So if you’re going to look at pictures, you want to get as much out of them as you can. No “delightful miracle” where you imagine things that you wouldn’t usually imagine happens. Perhaps that’s why we draw things – to enjoy such a miracle.

From an interview with The Pranks (December 3, 2017)

An art unit that collaborates mainly with respect to drawings. They have created more than one thousand carefree pictures that seem to have been drawn from the unconscious. Their pictures have the power to elicit stories in the minds of those that look at them; they provide a chance for creators across different genre to work together. The Pranks have not released a detailed profile.