Details:

This drawing on newspaper is part of a series by the artist depicting the commedia dell'arte character Pulcinella. The artist began creating these works during the pandemic lockdown in New York City, drawing images of Pulcinella on newspapers delivered to his residence.
Framed: 14.2 x 11.0 x 1.2 in.

① Artwork:

Pulcinella Study (Onto each other's eyes)

This drawing on newspaper is part of a series by the artist depicting the commedia dell'arte character Pulcinella. Bismuth began creating these works during the pandemic lockdown in New York City, drawing images of Pulcinella on newspapers delivered to the artist's residence. Rather than adhering to a preliminary concept, Bismuth worked in pursuit of an idea—that of comedy, with Pulcinella serving as its cipher. For the artist, the character inherently resists any characterization. The artist chose to create these works using processes and materials that were inherently receptive to contingency and deviation. This allowed Bismuth to work with, rather than against, the errors and disruptions he encountered along the way. These works embody the artist's exploration of how representations of the world shape and inform our decisions and interactions. The artist's practice frequently combines visual art and literature to call both language and image into question.

Specs:

7.5 inches
10.75 inches
with frame
11 inches
14.25 inches

③ Artist:

Julien Bismuth

Julien Bismuth works at the intersection between visual art and literature—calling language and image into question by intertwining the two. The artist’s work includes performance, collage, installation, video, photography, sculpture and drawing. Synthesizing from a wide range of critical and cultural investigations, Bismuth probes the ways in which our representations of the world shape and inform our decisions and interactions.

Julien Bismuth:
Pulcinella Study (Onto each other's eyes), 2020
White ink and pencil on newspaper
10.8 × 7.5 inches /