STUDIES FOR A NIHILIST CURTAIN

The installation, Studies for a Nihilist Curtain, came about from an ongoing question I have been asking myself, “How would a nihilist decorate a room?” I did a series of hundreds of drawings inspired by the arch in this specific exhibition space. The drawings served as examples of possible solutions to nullifying the space. Approaching the arch from different angles and envisioning its space impregnated with various color combinations allowed me to appropriate the architecture of the space in a passive and apathetic way. But with the completion of the process, the creation of a curtain dividing the space, the overall feeling of the work became very aggressive, even lending a certain air of demanding monumentality to the tiny, previously harmless seeming drawings.