Often not revealed to the public, drawing is perhaps the most intimate element of artistic practice, exposing the decisions, indecisions and indiscretions of "loud recordings".
Sasha Robert Bandi, Dan Beudean, Mi Kafchin, Cristian Opriș, Radu Oreian, Raluca Popa
Jecza Gallery has the honor to invite you to the opening of The Unpleasant Show. The curatorial team of this exhibition, composed of AAndrei Jecza and Simona Abagiu, explores the (non) boundaries of the drawing today, and its placement in the contemporary artistic practices.
Often not revealed to the public, drawing is perhaps the most intimate element of artistic practice, exposing the decisions, indecisions and indiscretions of "loud recordings". Its defining difficulties reflect the indefinite status of its process, practice, and objects. We find drawing as an investigative search act, as a form of social and political discourse, as a prefiguration and mapping of ideas, as a road sign, as a graphic language of advertising, as an aircraft safety guide, and much more. Like any other important means of communication, this fluency in visual language must be developed, cultivated and challenged.
With a history as vast as the history of culture, the act of drawing remains a primary and fundamental means of translating, documenting, recording and analysing the inhabited world, both outwards and inwards. Also, the act of looking at a drawing allows us to experience the mapping of the other's experience, the testimony of his world, that he shares with us. The transfer of ideas, either of the concept on a medium or the message means knowledge. Looking is knowledge and the drawings teach you how to look.