For a period of time I act as a reporter and transform in visual images all data collected on that specific place and at that specific time. The source of my drawings are a short unpretentious research on the spot, some talking with people from the host institution, checking mainstream and alternative media, internet, newspapers. Private, local and global issues at the moment of building the installation constitute the texture of the exhibition. If there will be a central main story at the time (local or global) it will become the core of the show. The drawings are “intellectual graffiti”, almost cartoon, almost art-brut but none of them. The language is a conceptual and political choice intended to bridge the gap with general public with the visitors and give everybody the feeling they also can do that. The statement-drawings are coming together in a intricate fresco alternating heavy issues with more light and funny ones.
Every square meter I get is used as a platform to engage those issues.
The architecture of the space may play a role or not.
My drawings are temporary therefore free. They don’t have to pass the time test. They can be wrong. They start from a precise subject (local or global) but aim for a general understanding and abstraction. My drawings are using humor. Not cynical but empathic. They are meant to create understanding. Visitors recognize their own thoughts. My drawings are ideas. Gedankenbild.
I draw at random with no precise plan but some general idea based on a loose research and prior knowledge of the country, city and its relation with the rest of the world. The project grows as a jazz improvisation and has a permanent and constant esthetic and conceptual feedback.
I act alone.
No assistant no technician no director.
Dan Perjovschi: Artist as reporter
Wednesday 9 December 7 pm
Lecture and a discussion with the artist are connected with the opening of the exhibition by Dan Perjovschi at ARTWALL entitled "For the Moment".
Tranzitdisplay opening hours Tue-Sun 12.00 noon - 6.00 p.m.
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2, CZ