Burnt drawings (2012-2013)


The Burnt Drawings

Drawings, burnings, scorching, making the act of drawing, of pictorial depiction with all its connotations simultaneously generative and destructive.

The drawings are burnt into and onto the paper, setting it alight, with all the resulting risks and problems of control.

The burnt drawings often use a symmetrical layout whereby each pictorial element reflects in itself as if seen through a necessarily dysfunctional kaleidoscope.

The images are drawn mainly from the German 19th century Romantic movement, whereby the tension between the intimate and the infinite is echoed by the tension between creating and simultaneously destroying.