VGottheimSoftShapes no3

Vivian Gottheim: The records, traces of our collective memory in the form of emblems and signs, participate in the organization of our thoughts, as we attempt to make sense of our world. I collect, transform and schematize them, opening them onto a polysemic reading that often questions the cultural codes of which they are the vehicle. This poetic representation of daily elements, such as common objects, architecture, and parts of the body as well, is concerned with the subtle essence of things. The layering and the grading with different intensities of graphite pencils on paper contribute to intensify this vital idea, as the black and white drawings convey extended meaning as a never ending process.