Drawing is different. I cannot describe it clearly yet. The setting of rules, or 'minimum moves', seems to have released me into an activity which has become a 'situation' of drawing, a holding back which is enabling less to achieve more. The event is happening from within the drawing rather than being imposed from outside. I have worked in a serial way before but now the decisions and rhythms are flowing intuitively from the drawing, they may not appear any different to the observer but I recognise the shift as a good one. The familiar lines and forms are at hand and still affective.
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, (The dialectics of outside and inside. P. 225)
I have spent two lengthy sessions in Fiona Banner's selection of works from the V-A-C collection at Whitechapel Gallery. The installation of paintings and photographs require time especially with Banner's staging. The changing light levels and the CMYK light that floods the room, change the viewing, the action of the works, I have looked at each piece throughout the lighting cycle, the proposition, although it has a sideshow appeal, is demanding and compelling.
'Rather than conventional gallery lighting, Banner instead uses coloured light which flows gently through Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black in a direct reference to the CMYK system commonly used for printing images. She says, ‘I want to make a theatre for the works to act in. It is a play on the act of looking, on our perception. The works that I was drawn to are self reflective, they challenge their own medium: paintings that discuss themselves as reproduction; photographs that deny the image or perform some kind of act of self portraiture; sculpture that declares the impossibility of its own authenticity.'
A4 Black Papers January 2015 - Home studio
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Julian Green, Paris, (The Palais Royal, p.43, 1983)