COVID_19: A SERIES OF 57 INK DRAWINGS / COLLAGES BASED ON PERSONAL ATTEMPTS TO UNDERSTAND COVID-19 AND THE CRISES IT HAS CREATED.

These drawings are not literal interpretations but rather vehicles for reflecting on the contents of the COVID problem and newspaper headlines addressing aspects of our current situation vis-a-vis the virus. There are a total of 57 works in the series, 19 per series.

I began the first series in March 2020 during lockdown in Tübingen University Guest House for visiting professors. In June 2020 I returned to Venice where I made the second series during July-August-September 2020 and the third set of drawings in September-October-November of 2020 during my second lockdown, this time in Venice.

Series 1: Sennelier shellac inks, Lefranc Bourgeois India ink, white glue; Silberburg handmade drawing paper 280 gm; dimensions: 68 x 98 centimeters / 26.7 x 38.5 inches. Titles have been taken from headlines in The New York Times during March- April-May 2020.

Series 2: Sennelier shellac inks, Lefranc Bourgeois India ink, white glue on handmade paper Moulin Bütten 200 grams; dimensions: 40 x 40cm / 15.7 inches square; collaged newspaper clippings. Titles have been taken from headlines in The New York Times during June-July-August 2020.

Series 3: Sennelier shellac inks, Lefranc Bourgeois India ink, white glue, on Moulin Bütten handmade paper 200 grams; dimensions: 40 x 40 cm; collaged newspaper clippings. Titles have been taken from headlines in international newspapers between September-October-November 2020: Le Monde, El Pais, La Corriere della Sera, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The New York Times.