April-May-June 2014

12 June 2014

Working in a heap, as usual, I kept going back and forth between using colour and using black and white, to finally realize that I need to set aside the first way of working, in order to focus the mess on the second one. One thing at a time. And right now, the most important things for me are line and composition and scrabble online, so let’s just de-clutter rather than hoard. It’s more a matter of efficiency and accuracy.
I keep exploring my approach to scale/medium, since questions of presentation, distribution, remuneration, price, transport etc, always niggle at me. But frames increasingly piss me off (both literal and figurative ones), so I also thought about drawing on the walls and tried using Posca marker, vertically, but the change of orientation is not easy. And so on and so on and so on… what about wallpaper? What about a screen? I could go on, but you can see how it is unbearable.

So, in more or less chronological order:
April: last of the coloured ones, and when I realised I was going round and round in circles:

avril-2014-couleur-1 avril-2014-couleur-2 jiun-2014-grand-format-1

May: black and white is back, and “what if I made wallpaper”. It began to get on my nerves after around thirty A4. I won’t go into details.


… “so why not on tracing paper?” These stories of blur resonate well with an experience I had at the time, where my sight was playing up…

juin-2014-test-calque-nb-2 juin-2014-test-calque-nb-1

I’m keeping tracing paper on the back-burner for now, I like it.

These are the last pieces, including a 50 × 65 cm one, which I tried doing vertically with a Posca marker. But I don’t like the tip, and I definitely prefer to draw into notebooks.