Gustave Flaubert A Simple Heart, 2004

Hong Kong 2016
Kalfayan Galleries
Work on Paper
carbon copy on paper
38.0 x 29.0 Size (cm)
15.0 x 11.4 Size (in)
Nina Papaconstantinou explores the relationship between marks and text and texture, using enlarged photocopies of text or drawings, which she then traces on paper. The drawings on tracing paper are a combination of semi-transparent abstract landscapes of marks, grays, empty spaces between letters and blurred typeface borderlines thoroughly traced, pin-pricks or dense layers of handwritten text, through a process which resembles that of tapestry or weaving (which again is connected to storytelling). The text is not meant to be read, but to be viewed as an image, in order to reveal what language itself generates: a deceptive imagery.