desir lines

The series of drawings on canvas paper consists of several large format performative drawings (format adapted to the height of my body with raised hand -220x150cm.) These drawings are made all in the same way :I start drawing from the bottom up as I slowly get up from squatting to an upright position. I repeat this without stopping and without moving away as long as I can.The drawing ends when the body fails to stand up.

The crossed paths that are formed by the movement of my body are the lines of desire. These drawings visually synthesize how the semantics of the idea of the human will to progress unfold. From the initial effort to keep the body upright to the metaphorical equivalent, describing the personal life course of vertical ascent, where after each point reached follows a descent to the starting point of a new ascent.

boryana petkova, dessin, drawing, performance, insitu, chloé bonnie more, exhibition, paris, art contemporain, dessin contamporain, contemporary drawing
Boryana Petkova, Desir lines, pencil on canvas paper, in situ drawing, dimensions variables, 2021.
View of the Worst Case Scenario exhibition. Photo credit: Aurélien Mole
Boryana Petkova, Desir lines, pencil on canvas paper, in situ drawing, dimensions variables, 2021.
View of the Worst Case Scenario exhibition. Photo credit: Aurélien Mole
Boryana Petkova, Desir lines, pencil on canvas paper, in situ drawing, dimensions variables, 2021.
View of the Worst Case Scenario exhibition. Photo credit: Aurélien Mole