I am an artist with a background in architecture and printmaking. My goal is to create a building process connecting surfaces–the street facade or the desert floor–we read and traverse to our emotional history. I study, materially, a thick 2D surface or a very thin 3D surface that frames our experience in space. My drawings and installations immerse an individual in a chaotic, contemplative space are constructed from salvaged objects excavated from my studio. The evolution of this work corresponds to a very slow architecture, drawn full scale, lines becoming form, each member dependent on the other.
 
In the following selection, each line traces a fracture, the instant separating construction and destruction. The repeated tracing of the fragment wears down the fracture, smoothing its edge, transforming the line and the resulting figure.
 
Shatter
2010
30” x 22”:
Graphite on Paper
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Imbricate I + II
2010
Diptych, each panel 44” x 30”
Graphite, Colored Pencil on Paper
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Clamp
2011
44” x 30”
Iron Oxide, Charcoal, Graphite on Paper
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Retentir
2011
Charcoal, Iron Oxide, Graphite on Paper
50” x 80”
 
Shroud
2011
30” x 22”
Graphite, Charcoal on Paper
All photography © Paul Takeuchi 2010, 2011.
 
 
 
Armor
2012
22” x 15”
Charcoal, Iron Oxide, Graphite on Paper
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Magma
2012
Graphite, Ink, Dye on Paper
74” x 51”
 
 
 
Talus
2012
51” x 98” x 36”
Ink on Paper
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Drawings for New York
Selection, 2010-2013