KASHINATH CHAWAN (1950, INDIA)

Kashinath Chawan draws in ballpoint pen on torn cardboard or pieces cut out from salvaged shoe boxes, or else on used pieces of paper found on the floor.
Chawan does no sketches or preliminary drawings: his first lines are light and imprecise. These he then builds up by repeating them in little dash-like jerks atop of each other, so that they gradually form an ever more intense line that goes on to acquire stability and a cursive flow. Using a simple ballpoint pen, Chawan invents a technical system that leads to graphic plays, to subtle half-lights and to the effects of relief and materiality, in a production that is as soft as it is mysterious.

KASHINATH CHAWAN (1950, INDIA)

Kashinath Chawan utilizza penne a sfera su cartoni strappati e recuperati da scatole per scarpe; in alternativa utilizza pezzi di carta trovati sul pavimento. 
Chawan non fa schizzi o disegni preparatori: le sue prime linee sono leggere e imprecise. Successivamente riempie i soggetti ripetendo piccoli tratti in modo graduale atto a formare un colore sempre più intenso. La linea continua ad acquisire sempre più stabilità ed un flusso corsivo. Utilizzando un’unica penna a sfera, Chawan inventa un sistema tecnico che porta a giochi grafici, mezze luci sottili ed effetti di grande materialità, in una produzione tanto morbida quanto misteriosa.

Ganesh, u.d. © Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Untitled, u.d. © Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Untitled, u.d. © Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

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