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Alice Attie

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As an artist Attie works primarily in the medium of ink drawing and creates abstract works that are always located along the divide between writing and image. In the preface to this catalog Attie writes that she is fascinated by the broad range of possibilities of inscribing oneself on paper, regardless of what the scribble that lays claims to the space may be.

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  • Editor

    Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder

  • Texts

    Alice Attie, Mark W. Turner

  • Design

    Karin Plattner

  • Language

    German/English

  • Details

    Paperback, 33 x 24 cm, 124 pages, 94 ills. in color and 11 ills. in b/w

  • ISBN

    978-3-903269-07-1

About the product

Alice Attie, an artist born 1950 in New York, who has devoted herself to the medium of drawing for a long time, maintains that her intellectual interests and academic career are important sources of inspiration for her work. Although she never completed a formal course of art studies while studying literature she created poetry and comparative drawings with which she responded to specific works of literature. She mentions authors such as Stéphane Mallarmé, Michel Foucault or Franz Kafka as direct influences and describes her works as visual analogies to profound reflections.

As an artist Attie works primarily in the medium of ink drawing and creates abstract works that are always located along the divide between writing and image. Her meticulously executed drawings on paper are to be understood as direct references to literary works. Serial textual elements, strokes and lines in ink are superimposed on one another and with their shaky lines and isolated blots of color the resulting images that are sometimes difficult to interpret appear to be organic. In the preface to this catalog Attie writes that she is fascinated by the broad range of possibilities of inscribing oneself on paper, regardless of what the scribble that lays claims to the space may be. Her works can be seen as exploring the options of inscriptions, a process that the artist describes as “thinking-drawing-gesturing”.