Collapsed Drawing: "Friedrich Nietzsche" (Edvard Munch), 2007

Work on Paper

Laser-cut paper and laser-cut archival digital print mounted on museum board, framed

33.86 x 24.80 in

86.0 x 63.0 cm

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About The Work

The inverse black-and-white images created during the laser-cutting process have the ghostly presence of photograms and bear scorch marks that link Analia Saban’s fiery subject matter to her medium. Further evidence of the fragility shared by the depicted scene and the works themselves are the bits of blackened paper that have fallen from the cuttings and accumulated at the bottom of the frames. Narratively, these ashes suggest fallout from the implied heat of Saban’s mysterious traumatic event. This debris, however, also recalls the artist’s droll 2006–2007 series of Collapsed Drawings: laser-cut copies of works by masters of line such as Sol LeWitt, whose too-delicate marks inevitably tumbled from the surface into a pile of pick-up sticks. Now, with her own drawings visibly crumbling, Saban is even more directly confronting the fragility of sculptural lines.

Courtesy of Praz-Delavallade

About Analia Saban

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