The Black Drawings. 2016-2017.
The darkest works of my practice, the Black Drawings delve into traumatic memories and events of my past. The drawing paper acts as a highly emotional space on which to project thoughts and emotions that would otherwise never materialise.
The Black Drawings are part of a vast conceptual installation entitled Wall and Discards (2006-2017), centered on notions of time, self-portraiture and memory. Reflecting my evolving identity over the years, the thousand and more drawings of the installation work as a proliferating mass, dialectically displayed on the wall and floor (the discards). The drawings on the floor act as archeological sediments and hidden within their layers are drawings that are too personal to be presented or viewed publicly. The discards offer a rich and fertile ground for dissimulation, one within which some of the Black Drawings will eventually be disseminated.