In EXPO PASSADA

Malia Poppe

Um desenho que se desenha

Opening: February 12 | from 5pm to 8pm
Exhibition: February 12 to March 5 | Monday to Saturday, from 2.30pm to 8pm

Galeria Sá da Costa | Rua Serpa Pinto, 19 (ao Chiado), 1200-443, Lisboa

The exhibition “Um desenho que se desenha” by Malia Poppe, can be visited between February 13th and March 5th, between 2:30 pm and 7 pm, at Galeria Sá da Costa in Lisbon.

This exhibition will present 18 untitled mixed technique drawings, dating from 2019 and 2020, with a strong hypnotic flavor with psychedelic reminiscences. They all allegorically depict heads, inside which thoughts intertwine in cyclopean cornucopias.

 “Il y a une manière de chanter qui montre que l’on na pas peur et qui rassure toute la terre des hommes.”, Alain tells us in “Histoire de mes pensées”. And today, as i look at this new series of drawing by Malia, i feel like saying: there is a way of drawing and seeing that shows we are not afraid and assuages us all.

Drawing can emerge out of a call to go back home, back to a place of presence that dissolves fear. And Malia, at a certain point of his life, heard that call and obeyed it. He left everything behind and sat at home, drawing. Drawing. Drawing…

And i see

Malia’s fingers walking on the paper, like one who carefully unwinds a ball of fine yarn. Once the graphite touches the paper, it will not lift from it: it glides, unthinking, upwards, downwards, sideways. Then the drawing starts to reveal itself, without forethought: the drawing itself takes control of the process, instead of the will of the one who draws. The drawing draws itself. The one who holds the graphite knows not what will appear; instead, he enters the “cloud of unknowing”, puts his trust in the choreography and lets himself be fecundated. Once the first ball od yarn is finished, a new one is produced: a second line begins to appear, alongside the first one, now closer, now more distant. Until the lines says “enough”, and the hand obeys. It stops. The first stage of the drawing is over. Then the brush, dipped into Indian ink, comes to soak the two lines, uniting them, generating a variety of shapes and thicknesses. Finally, the background will decide whether it will be coloured or not. (…)   “

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técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 76 cm x 56 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 56 cm x 76 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 56 cm x 76 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 56 cm x 76 cm
técnica mista sobre papel | mixed media on paper | 56 cm x 76 cm