my voice fish skin smell
sea creatures waves crabs fingers playing chess rooftop white noise loud cold sunny independence catalan



   

Night tide
charcoal on paper, 386*80 cm, Spain, 2021



As a resident at Curtidas art space in Barcelona, starting point of my work was contemplation the Vitrinas (two big windows at space) as borders between the individual and the collective, the art and the neighbourhood, the ordinary and the extraordinary, the private and the public and idea of “reading” the voice of city through fabrics and visual sighns, dominiered in it and respond to that.  As I walk around the city I found that the main sighn is a sighn of catalanian freedome and sighn asking about scilence.



This sighn can be read as a one unit of drawn wave line, or as a part of a grid, reminding fish skin. That was the main element I use in my drawings. Drawing it with more expressiveness I get my answer to the city, wich along with port atmosphere,  leads me to idea of sea life with mermaids, sea creatures and noir esthetic of american movie form 60 “Night tide”. I was working on series of drawing on fabric and paper, water color paintings on papaer, as well as with space of residency and rooftop of the building. 



Night Tide
charcoal on paper, 386*80 cm, Spain, 2021





Night tide
charcoal on paper, a3



Night tide
drawings on fabric and paper,
Barcelona, Spain, 2021

Mark