A drawing… A line! Variable Geometries of Jorinde Voigt
Geometric lines with vibrant colours, where annotations blend to transform artistic drawing into a note-taking composition. And yet the result is well finished for Jorinde Voigt. The abstract drawings of this German artist born in 1977 represent mysterious universes whose rhythms, opposing forces and singular beauty she underlines. Enhanced with gold, these images capture the viewer who is looking for a visual explanation of these compositions. This is not the case. He must enter it as Galileo or Copernicus deciphering the universe and feel
Each image is an undulating, floating form, a light composition between the linear lines of graphics, linking writing and drawing. His large format calligraphy is similar to musical scores, some of which can be performed by musicians. Mathematical or musical trajectories that collide in a cosmogonic chaos from which a powerful work emerges.
At Jorinde Voigtit all starts with a search for a word. Then, it uses a structure to broaden its meaning. A real structure, the paper, on which the various meanings of these words come, in order to transmit the emotional and individual senses. The search for images is inspired by the outside world, art, literature in order to draw something understandable and to make the creative process visible. Then from the inner world with personal, philosophical exploration, visualizing truly abstract images pushing ever further towards palpable invisibility
For her creative process, Jorinde Voigt works by series and phase, a phase for example being the pastel, which she would apply to each leaf of the series, then apply the pencil annotations to each leaf, one by one, then apply the gold leaf through a masking and inlay process. Through this process, each sheet is worked in a unique way but in a shared spirit.
Jorinde Voigt is working on Berlin. She exposed at the last Lyon Biennale a work combining visual art and music, drawings inspired by the symphony Song of the Earth of Gustav Mahler which reveal the direction of the Earth’s rotation or the number of rotations per day. In 2012she received the Drawing Prize of the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation. Finally, we will meet her at Drawing Now Art Fair in Paris of the 28 to 31 March 2019 for a talk with Adam Budak of the National Gallery of Prague.
If you were a drawing? A drawing of Cy Twombly
Your favorite technique? Ink on paper
The most unusual support? All supports
“Drawing is like…”? Living
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