“due to political reasons he left the country in l976 and settled down in sao paulo, brazil. there he once again took up his work with metal sculptures and made different experiences involving photocopies, mail art, heliography, microchips, video texts, books of artists, etc. during l980/82 he made big maps, using letraset-letters – a system used by architects – which were reproduced in heliographies.”
30/07/2012 § Leave a comment
leon ferrari, heliogravures (c 1980)
this is worth repeating:
i felt it was a kind of provocation, recently, to run into a phrase from valery: ‘we must always apologize for talking about painting.’ indeed, there is something in painting that does not let itself be reduced to words, but it also true that we no longer believe in the purity of media or of languages, and so we keep on trying.”
– graciela speranza
this quote comes from another tumblr-esque post similar to the shades of blue which covered plan drawings. leon ferrari’s heliogravures would definitely be a perfect addition to that series of images.
keep on trying
a young hare
[title] the above title comes from leon ferrari’s own bio on his website. i highly recommend perusing his work.
[images] unfortunately i can’t give credit for where i came across these various images. it was done while trolling google images for leon ferrari.