Oliver De Sagazan

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Monday, September 20, 2010

“The Surround”

First two monoprints




1)In the Studio:



First, I did two monoprints using multiple colors (water base ink). I wrote several quotes on them, but there was something not working for me. Then, I talked to Rebecca and she showed me how to do transfer prints which is another way to create monotypes but with more control, this allowed me to create the prints by writing. Essentially the words make the print. Right now I have 4 black transfer prints and I’m planning to make 6 or more and play with color. After finishing with the prints I’ll create a free standing sculpture, I’m not sure how it’s going to look yet. Everything seems to be just like panned. :)

Transfer prints - Close ups








Transfer prints











2) DREAM:
At least 90% of the time my dreams are related to my art practice. Recently, performance art has been grabbing my attention and I aim to create at least one performance this semester. I was thinking in performing inside a cage presenting myself as an “alien”. But in my most recent dream I was performing inside the cage wearing white clothes in front of Trabant. I can quite remember what I was doing inside the cage all I remember was being inside. For me this relates to the two pieces I’m creating right now. They are about finding ways to liberate my thoughts, findings ways to communicate to the viewer my concerns. They talk about how we as humans are afraid to communicate our thoughts and how we are essentially trap within ourselves. The visual element that has stuck with me was the white against the rusty cage. I see it as a dove trap in a cage. For me it also relates to a recent phrase I wrote -


“Freedom cannot be achieve due to the visible and invisible systems that shape our lives since the day we are born”



Sketch, before dream





















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