professor steven quevedo
the university of texas at arlington
Colorful: Episode I is the first episode in a series of 7 colourful drawings soon to come. The drawings is the result of a collaging and re-collaging exercise. In essence, it is a constructed drawing. The piece started out as a collage on a sheet of 24″ x 36″ museum board. Once the collage was completed, images were then either torn off or added, so as to diminish the emotional attachment to the collage. Then the collage was scanned and turned to gray scale. The gray scale opacity was then lowered and printed on a 24″ x 36″ sheet of 500 white Strathmore. Shading and colour was added to this sheet. After, a piece of mylar was superimposed and the shading and colouring continued until the Colorful: Episode I – Final Render was finished. The intention is to then investigate the ambiguous drawing to uncover new architectural readings in either plan, section, or elevation.
The point of this quick drawing exercise is to expand the boundaries of the of a 1″x 1″ printout to create an abstract spatial condition. First a photo was chosen, cropped, and printed out as a black and white 1″x1″ image. Then, the image was pasted on a small crescent board and expanded upon with graphite. In my case, the 1×1 is a photo of the outdoor atrium at the CALTRANS HQ by Morphosis.
The Cadavre Exquis, also known as the Exquisite Corpse, is a sequential drawing in which three different people complete one drawing. The first person draws a “head,” covers it up with a small reveal, then hands it to the next person. The second person draws the “body,” continuing to cover the drawing with minimal hints. The third person draws the “feet,” and once complete the cadaver is revealed.
The idea is to create a drawing through the interpolation and extrapolation of hints in the hopes of creating a beautiful drawing
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