Tanc — Automatism


Urban art, painting


Past: January 17 → April 5, 2014

While the manuscript nowadays tends to disappear, Tanc explores the aesthetic dimension of writing. Inspired by his high school years, when he took notes and produced pages as illegible as they seemed nice, he develops a system of automatic writing, executed entirely with spray paint, halfway between calligraphy and graffiti.

The viewer may find meaning or even words, but the aim is not to read but feel the rhythm of writing. Large size and often monochrome works let perceive new forms, a new alphabet. We do not know if the writing goes from left to right or vice versa. Mid-abstract, semi-figurative, each piece is designed as a landscape, with an accumulation of lines that end up creating a horizon.

Aided by glow and matte effects that gloss paint gives in some places on the canvas, this new series is about rhythm and frequencies, revealing a music in which the eye can get lost and escape.

  • Opening Thursday, January 16, 2014 7 PM → 10 PM
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