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Drawing: Ink on Paper.
An original piece from the series “Alphabet”, china ink on paper. 20 x 20 cm.
A bar-code is the graphical representation of a series of numbers. What does creates the aesthetics of a bar code? It comes from lines, their thickness, the spacing. We can think of it as a language with its compositive rules, its grammar and its syntax. I imagined to isolate these rules, separating them from the original purpose for which they were created, and I tried to change them gradually to invent a new language and perhaps new meanings.
Summary of features:
Artist: Federico Cortese
Title: Sentence number 17
Medium & materials: china ink on thick paper
Dimensions: 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 in)
Paper weight: 230 gr/mq
Finishing: fixative spray
Location and year created: Turin, Italy - 2001
Certificate of Authenticity: included, with signature of the artist on photograph
Edges of the sheet: clean straight cut (not indented)
Signed: on the back
Surface of the paper: smooth
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection