the presence of absence

Claudia Cañizares


In this white on white drawing, the interior and exterior are represented together under a timeless, ghostly and eerie ambience. The work captures a sense of coming to life through light, as it happens on a stage. The textile evokes that theatrical sense and hints of human inhabitancy.

This drawing is a layered process of production, not only in the computer-generated image as a dialogue between space/time and interior/exterior, but also during the analogue production of the drawing as a silk screen print. The project is a play with technique, media and color.

A major finding in this process was the influence of light, and how the subtlety of the drawing was realized with the presence of light.

White clay render, halftone grey-scale filter, silkscreen print on polyester fabric. 140x195cm

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