Each Line One Breath: Morphogenetic Freehand Drawings By John Franzen
Netherlands-based artist John Franzen creates textured drawings reminiscent of wrinkled fabric or waves of water by drawing tediously placed rows of lines with black ink. The artist begins by drawing a single vertical line on the far side of a canvas but on subsequent lines allows for various imperfections to become amplified or suppressed as he continues, line after line. The process, which might look maddening, actually appears to be a sort of meditative effort for Franzen who works with almost robotic precision.
From September 5th until September 19th he will be showing his work Dixit Algorizmi at the Morgen Contemporary gallery in Berlin.