Pascal Convert

Site Odéonº 5

THE EXHIBITION BEGAN OUTSIDE, on the street: Drawings were painted on the gallery windows—long, multicolor, swirling, interlaced strokes. They were on the walls, too, one saw, once past the door. These traces belong to the series “Native Drawings,” which Pascal Convert began in 1997, based on his children's drawings (in the case of the works here, his daughter's). Sequenced and digitized, the scrawlings are projected as representations of three-dimensional objects. For each stroke, the artist selects a particular point of view and reconstructs the whole on the scale of the surface to be occupied, expanding from the sheet of paper to the wall and from the reach of a child's arm to the scale of an entire room. The drawings thus take possession of the space by disturbing the inherent flatness of the wall's surface through the multiplicity of the points of view that they combine.


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