The Wetted Scroll Series was begun in Budapest during the Autumn of 2016. This exploration of drawing/painting on wet, manipulated paper surfaces began with the Tablet Series of 2015, continuing with the Black Monolith Series of 2016 and the Wetted Pages Series, done in the summer of 2016 at the Bernece Bárati Art Colony.
The Wetted Scrolls returned to the two-pieced vertical format of the Tablet Series, carrying much earlier paper stitchings to a rougher prominence. The gessoed paper was worked into while extremely wet; watercolors and water-soluable chalks nearly floated on the watery surface, sometimes smeared or brushed away repeatedly. The wet pigmented puddles moved and shaped themselves as the paper scroll was tilted, conforming to the naturally forming undulations of the paper surface. The surface manipulations often included tearing, hole-making, etc.
The verticality of these Scrolls naturally evolved into figural forms, sometimes referencing the double-pieced format of the stitched paper, sometimes tying the two halves into one extended standing form. The Wetted Scrolls connect back to the similarly figural Big Lie Prints done back in 2011; remarkably, both series of works are exactly the same size and format (28″ x 11″ / 70cm x 28cm), and both describe aggregates of interior, organic shapes and marks.
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