Painting with my eyes closed (Exercise #1), 2018
Acrylic paint on paper, 31 x 41.5 cm each, 9 pieces.
This piece is the result of the first exercise I made to find the zero-degree in art. I took a walk on the street in search of an object that would dictate me where to start. The rule was that it couldn’t be an organic object. I found some pieces of styrofoam on the ground. They had holes with particular shapes that caught my attention. I took the styrofoam to my studio and put paper on them. I chose to paint because it was the first time I did it, and I thought that in order to approach to the no-form, it was better to do it using a media that I hadn’t explore before.
I did several paintings with the foams, but the rule basically was to paint with my eyes closed, using the shapes of the holes as a guide.