microResidencia#9 Jan Poupe
Jan Poupe: ”Inner space”, June the 8th 2012, 7 to 9pm.
This microResidency by Czech artist Jan Poupe was made at Espacio Islandia, Madrid, in June the 8th, 2012.
Inner Space research comply with architectural concept of Stereotomy (set of geometrical knowledge and techniques of drawing and cutting the blocks of stone and their assembly into complex structures related to architectural construction). It also reflects the meaning of Jan Poupe’s passion for staring at the mountains, flying and surrounding the huge volumes. When he is learning to fly he tries to attain or grasp the perception and conscience of the real presence of slopes, cuts, abysses, and also moving scales and mutating (never immutable) human perspective notion.
Using electrician tape he was able to distort the space and vision throughout the idea of catching the inner vision of the mountains in a 3D drawing. This time his fly was nap-of-the-earth- around the beautiful mountain chains in the north of Madrid. Using tape in straight and diverse thickness lines he draws a trompe l’oeil trying to remember and re-present the multiple facets of the volume he saw before. The resultant and ephemeral drawing seemed to be a group of black wires floating within the gallery space.
Photography: Daniel Rødskog