Needle on oil pastels on paper, 2014-2016
Oil pastels, paper
84 x 59,4 cm / 59.4 x 42 cm
Needle on oil pastels on paper, 2014 is a series of drawing that takes place as a natural development from Black ballpoint pen on paper, 2013. This new series imply the use of color and composition of passages being faithful to the framework that allowed me to explore the drawing act as a liberating sequence of semi-mechanical actions without a predetermined design investigated in the previous project.
The special technique adopted here involve exposing one layer of color by scraping through layers above it. The first layer of colors I positioned on the surface of the paper is completely aleatory and picked randomly from a large number of oil pastels. The second stage after covering the entire surface with colors is to totally conceal it with black pastel. Once the ground is ready I can start again 'discovering' the drawing during its process revealing color in a state of absent will.