K28228 Nocturno 1
K28228 Nocturno 1
Graphite on MDF
37 x 52 in
2019
K28230 Nocturno 3
K28230 Nocturno 3
Graphite on MDF
40.5 x 48 in
2019
K28231 Nocturno 4
K28231 Nocturno 4
Graphite on MDF
40.5 x 48 in
2019
K28232 Nocturno 5
K28232 Nocturno 5
Graphite on MDF
48 x 36.6 in
2019
K28235 Nocturno 8
K28235 Nocturno 8
Graphite on MDF
53 x 73 in
2019
K28238 Nocturno 11
K28238 Nocturno 11
Graphite on MDF
34 x 53.5 in
2019
K28242 Nocturno 15
K28242 Nocturno 15
Graphite on MDF
27 x 37 in
2019

Patrick Glascher

“The central topic of my work is the reflection on nature as an idea, an imagination. I am interested above all in nature as a representation, an imaginary space narrated through various and varied discourses. From 19th Century artists like the ‘traveling’ painter Maurice Rugendas or the naturalist writer William H. Hudson, to more contemporary ecologically oriented views and satellite images, an ever changing imagery of the region is configured and informs our ideas of nature.

I work on the representation of local landscape, flora and fauna. My work is grounded based on the territory surrounding my city, Buenos Aires, the region to which I feel attached. The images in my work mean to revisit this territory in terms of representation or fiction generating an ambiguity between the landscape as a territory or as a construct of the mind. The landscape series aims to transit this hiatus. The work sits on the tension between a sharp realism and a poetic tone; the illusion of space and the gestures that account for the bi-dimensional nature of drawing as a language. The landscape series presents the Río de la Plata as an introspective scenery.

The series “Birds of La Plata” is based on the literary work of William H. Hudson, author of the first ornithological catalogue in the region. The body of work intends to function as a new set of illustrations for this catalogue first published in 1889. This project reflects on the contemporary recreation and appropriation of the scientific gaze of colonial narratives, which shaped the images of our country and its regions.”

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