Christian Patracchini

THINKING DRAWINGS

Visual images and symbols are a constant part of our daily perception. The cognitive act of perceiving, decoding and translating occurs continuously when we arrange thoughts and collect or process information. This process develops through the forming of relations and through drawing connections, thus allowing us to interact with others through language and behaviour. Since drawing can mediate between perception and reflection, it plays a constitutive role in the production and communication of knowledge.

From my perspective, the birth of ideas is often directly connected with graphical thinking: I always start to draw instinctively, ordering and assembling lines, points vectors, looking to understand how knowledge is visually constructed within these representations. From this emerged a comprehensive archive, which is still growing. The longer I work with the material, the more I found myself asking how these figures are to be read, given their ambivalent nature between image, symbol and drawing. Moreover, how do they in turn configure our thought processes? What narrative forms can be found in these drawn figures a/thought? And what happens when figures are removed from their original context? What action potential is then liberated? Thinking.

White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2016

White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2016

White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2016

White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2016

White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2016

White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2016

White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2016

White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2016

White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2016

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White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2016

White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2015
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White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2015

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White Pastel on Black Paper A3 – 2015