In 2002, I started drawing. I draw trees, forests, old walls, and other things I see around me. These drawings are about nature, solitude, and memory.
The Dilapidated House
Monday, July 18, 2011
sin X Carl Andre
Like Eva Hesse, Carl Andre uses the language of repetition.
My drawings of walls were inspired by Tapies's works. These walls reveal the beauty in "poor objects" and weathered surfaces, and they are about the passage of time.
I was also exploring the visual language of repetition within each drawing -- the bricks of a wall, the wooden boards of an old house, the patterns on a sewage cover etc.
One of Christopher Alexander's fifteen fundamental properties is alternating repetition. Personally, I think banal repetition without alternation can be interesting too.
When I did my drawings, I was looking at art of the sixties such as works by Carl Andre, Eva Hesse, Tapies, and a few others. I chose my subject matter carefully -- it must have a certain appearance or aesthetic to it. The similarities between my works and art of the sixties have not occurred by chance.