Georges Braque - La Danse. Radierung. 1934
All colors will agree in the dark —Francis Bacon
MATTHEW DAY JACKSON
—and I must continue to follow the path I take now.
If I do nothing, if I study nothing, If I cease searching, then, woe is me.
I am lost. That is how I look at it.
Keep going, come what may.
Sons of the Sea: Great Escape
screenprinting with a mini squeejee
Artist Mirtha Dermisache’s work is in our current exhibition, Drawing Time, Reading Time, on view through January 12.
”I started writing and the result was something unreadable. In fact, illegibility is a key aspect of my work. With hindsight, I must admit that all my works create some tension between the communication formats offering a stable framework and the act of writing, which provides the unstable dimension. Maybe it’s like saying that for me the liberation of the sign takes place within culture and history, and not on their margins. In this sense my work is not behind the times, at all. Graphically speaking, every time I start writing I develop a formal idea that can be transformed into the idea of time. My work is characterized by movement. There are no closed forms.
There are no secrets in my work. I develop a form up to its highest point of evolution. You will never find any title referring to feelings or psychological dimensions. Titles just identify the format, i.e. they tell how to organize writings on the paper and possibly their order of appearance in a given year of production.”
Mirtha Dermisache, September 2011
Image: Mirtha Dermisache, Livre 3, 1970. Bound book, ink on paper, 12 7/8 x 10 inches (32.7 x 25.4 cm). Private Collection, Courtesy Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York.
Exuviae is a prototype for a forthcoming series examining dimensional mark making. The form is determined by an intuitive process that transmutes the energy of the gestural mark into sculptural form. The immediacy of the drawn line is captured as gestural vector splines from a digital environment and brought into physical space utilizing 3d printing technology.
Studio shot of Exuviae, #3dprinted drawing sculpture made in aluminide. 25x25cm, in progress. Showing in a group exhibition MIT Media Lab this Saturday ~
"My paintings are utter hybrids; man-sized fields punctuated by moments of absurdity, poetry, mutation, growth and decay that I find both suffocating and fabulous. They glory in the sensuous and the rambling, but intersperse the chaos with moments of neurotic control. They explore the potentialities of growth, but also of overabundance. I think of my work as baroque abstract: a celebration of the abundance of connections and clashes that can be found in the disparate mess of matter in the world. "