Jan Nálevka, ‘.’, 2011, Drdova
Jan Nálevka, ‘.’, 2011, Drdova
Jan Nálevka, ‘.’, 2011, Drdova
Jan Nálevka, ‘.’, 2011, Drdova

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2011, drawing with blue ballpoint pen, paper, 150 x 170 cm, series of 9 pcs
The theme of the drawings is drawing itself - the systematic filling of a round surface with individual lines drawn closely together. Each drawing was the result of hours of intensive work. And yet, all that remains at the end of this process is a monochromatic surface. A drawing that depicts nothing at all. The hand of the artist is suppressed as much as possible. A blue ballpoint pen, the most mundane office supply, served as the drawing medium. To a certain extent, the drawings become texts as a result of the material and the form chosen by the artist. The round shape can be seen as the smallest grapheme - a full stop, a typographical mark completing a sentence - blown up greatly in size.