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Collage: Paper, Photo, Paint, Conte, Marker on Paper, Other, Cardboard.
"What matters most is not necessarily the relation of the artwork to reality, but the tensions between the juxtaposed references to diverse realities, as well as the tension between the reference and the artificial structure that expresses it " (The writing on the back of the tablet, in Romanian language)
TECHNICAL DETAILS : even though I put this artwork under the section collage, there is no glue used, everything is transferred using acrylic mediums: a digital print of a photograph taken in the Cluj-Napoca botanical garden (Romania), a photo of my hand (detail)
What I gather under the name of ‘Tablets’ are some kind of hieroglyphs of studio life / mental structures that oscillate between a book and a painting / tool-container. A tablet can be viewed, read, touched, smelled, and involves the viewer's body. All Tablets have two sides: the image (sketch / photo) and a quote (writing / photo). Several tablets are organised into library bodies and correspond to the structure of my personal Dictionary of quotations. Tablets involve: stirring, sifting, storing, preserving, priming, locking, stacking, sanding, transferring, cutting, wetting, drying , using
- Tablets are made of a very personal matter: a mixture of maché paper (obtained by shredding and macerating old books and other recycled papers), plant dust (obtained by grinding the hulls and the remains of dried vegetal food throughout the year), ashes(As a result of the fire made in the stove over the winter), using flour or glue as a binder, and allowing the whole to dry in the sun for a long time. The image is usually transferred using acrylic mediums and does not in any case involve any glueing, as in the traditional collage.
- IN-TRIGÂ INSTALLATION The over eighty tablets that make up the In-Trigâ installation are organised according to several themes that correspond to the words of my personal dictionary of interest quotations: PAPER, LINE, DEATH, SHOULDER, SKIN, REALITY, SENSATION, COUNTRY. Alongside the tablets, other elements - studio leavings / workshop remnants - which served as basis for the installation, such as jars of ash and vegetal dust, dried flowers, coal, salt, boxes of paper remains, mummified objects, From old books, underlined books, notebooks with handwritten quotations, sketches of ideas, photos, objects found, memories, etc.
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