Seminar VERTICAL by Christian Schwarzwald

August 01 – 03, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm

Many thanks to the artist Christian Schwarzwald for his seminar “VERTICAL” and discussing the works of our participants.

“If you take a pen and draw – from the left side to the right side of a piece of paper – the result will be a simple line. But at the same time you made a drawing of the horizon. You divided heaven and earth, you created a complete world-system and you noted your position within this world.

This course will be a research into the whole system of drawing coordinates. During the peridod of the course we will concentrate on a neglacted category: THE VERTICAL. To look up, stare into the sky, put things upright, draw trees and waterfalls etc. With VERTICAL we will go back to the origins of notation and signs. To the crucial point where drawing meets with literature, music, philosophy, and architecture.

Christian Schwarzwald works with drawings. His idea of drawing is that of an all-encompassing and unrestricted medium. As drawing is everything for Schwarzwald, almost everything is drawn into his universe. Faces, abstract patterns, architecture, plants, objects, etc are rigorously worked through and combined in blocks to build installations and entire rooms which embrace the visitor upon entering.

No longer is a single drawing seen as just that, but newly as part of a more complex system of imagery. With an analytical mind Schwarzwald creates an encyclopedic world of drawing that stands face-to-face with our contemporary world and questions and challenges its views.“ (Christian Schwarzwald)

Christian Schwarzwald was born 1971 in Salzburg, Austria and lives in Berlin. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts Athens, Greece

More information on the Christian Schwarzwald Website.

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