DAGMARA GENDA

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Ink Drawings (2018- )

All the drawings are on A3 paper, done with brush and ink. They are about isolating brush strokes from my larger works and attempting to draw without the gesso substrate I normally use (updated archive to come soon). Often these preliminary brushstrokes are based on the undulating movements of bodies in baroque and renaissance sculpture--like those of Corradini, Bernini and Giambologna.

Reorganization of One Hedge (Rachel Ruysch) (2016)

This magazine intervention is part of the larger project Beating the Bush, a brief description of which can be found in the section below. In this particular project, I reorganized photographs of leaves from one bush into a Dutch still-life that was later reorganized into different types of inventories. The centrefold, for example, simply shows all the leaves used in the collage laid out according to shape and size. Another page shows all the leaves used, and on the back side, how many of each were used. These reorganizations are interspersed throughout BlackFlash Magazine, thus interrupting the linear flow of the publication.

Collage from "Beating the Bush" (2015-16)

As part of the larger project Beating the Bush, various types of collages were made by rearranging photographs of leaves from one plant, the Common Laurel. Photographed over the course of months, the leaves of the shrub were isolated in Photoshop and used as "brush strokes." These particular ones are individual photos of leaves, hand-cut and collaged into geometric forms on paper. I've made them in two sizes: 22.9x30.5cm and 66x101.6cm.