Exhibition / Drawing Out: Material Dialogues with the Boyarsky-collection

The presence of absence,

Rotterdam 2017Size:140x195cms

White clay render, halftone grey-scale filter, silkscreen print on polyester fabric.

In this white-on-white drawing, the interior and exterior are represented together under a timeless, ghostly and eerie ambiance. The sense of coming to life through light, as it happens in a stage. The textile evokes that theatrical sense, but also give a hint of human inhabitancy, by representing the absence of it: the curtains are lost in the infinity of the canvas.

This piece underwent a layered process of production, not only in the computer-generated image (dialogue between space/time and Interior/exterior) but also during the analog production of the drawing (silk screen printing preparation and final outcome). The design tool was a connection and constant back-and-forth work between digital en analog through experimenting with the technique, media, and color.

The process generated a series of drawings that testify the selection of the final drawing and its possibilities as an installation: the content of the exhibition. The major finding of this layered process was the influence of light, and how the subtlety of the drawing came to life with the presence of light.


The process