José Antonio Suàrez Londoño. Le diary comme médium



José Antonio Suàrez Londoño. Franz Kafka. Diarios II 1914-1923, 2000. Ou le daily-drawing.
«Suarez Londoño creates his notebook drawing as a record of the private and obscured conversation between artists.»*
Découvert à la Biennale de Venise dans l’exposition Il Palazzo enciclopedico.Très très joli. Mes photos des pages des Diarios sous vitrine  et…


la photo empruntée au site de l’exposition.

Collection des dessins de l’artiste au Moma et Exposition The Yearbooks, au Drawing Center en 2012 :

* Extrait du texte du cartel de présentation à Venise :

 «José Antonio Suàrez Londoño governs  his extensive output of drawings through strict discipline and regulation. A particular part of his practice came about after the Colombian author Hector Abad asked him to participate in a project in which Suàrez Londoño would draw a picture every day. At the end of each month Abad would review the works and construct a text around them. Suàrez Londoño’s prolific, persistent output proved to be too overwhelming for the author but served as a catalyst for the artist. Inspired by the rigor of his task-oriented schedule, Suàrez Londoño began a daily response to a corresponding text, starting with Brian Enos’s diary, A Year with Swollen Appendices (which contains an entry for each day of the year). He has since moved to the diaries of Paul Klee, Franz Kafka, and Eugène Delacroix, the poetry of Patti Smith, Arthur Rimbaud, and Blaise Cendrars, as well as Ovid’s Metamorphoses and W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn.
Transposing the interior universes of prose and poetry into images, Suàrez Londoño reads until he feels inspired to draw, paint, or write situational details and minutiae. To date, the artist has generated sixty-five Yearbooks —his term for the notebooks containing his daily drawings. In these works, the image’s relationship to the text can seem abstruse and ciphered —an internal dialogue between the artist and the author. From numbered indexes of bells and clouds to horror vacui and figuratives studies, the drawings can, at times, appear confessional or metaphorical. However, instead of providing diagrammatic annotations, Suàrez Londoño creates his notebook drawings as a record of the private and obscured conversations between artists. JP