Pierre noir & craie blanche

Holding a stick of black stone or white chalk constrains the gesture, whereas the paper format, which is body-sized, incites it to spreading. The smallness of the tool compels to nearness while so as to see the whole drawing, moving back paces is necessary. In between these inconsistencies the drawing is progressing, between improvisation and calculation, between laisser-faire and refraining, between precision of the composition and the quest of shapelessness.


The line shuns the contour, the drawing follows the gap and the gap infers the stroke. Adding up often comes to undoing and letting emerge to burying. In the oscillation of the eye and the body, space is experienced through its duration: an unstable surface which keeps on forming itself by breaking up.

 Pierre noire II, black chalk on paper, 150x150, 2005

Pierre noire XIV, black chalk on paper, 150x150, 2011

Pierre noire XIV, detail

Pierre noire XII, detail

 Pierre noire XII, black chalk on paper, 150x150, 2009-10

Pierre noire XI, black chalk on paper, 150x150, 2008

Pierre noire XI, detail

Pierre noire IX, detail

Pierre noire IX, black chalk on paper, 150x150, 2008

Craie blanche VI, white chalk on paper, 150x150, 2009

Craie blanche VI, detail

Craie blanche V, white chalk on paper, 150x150, 2008

Craie blanche V, detail
 

Craie blanche V, detail