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Collapsed drawing: castor bean leaf ( Ellsworth Kelly)

Date: 2007
Support: Works on paper
Dimensions: 70.8 x 66cm
Created: 2007
Medium: laser-cut paper and laser-cut archival digital print mounted on museum board

In her Collapsed Drawing, Analia Saban uses a laser to cut out the works of the painters that she respects - Matisse, Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Giacometti or even the American minimalist artist Ellsworth Kelly in a serie that includes this Castor Bean Leaf. While carrying out an autopsy on them in a disciplined scientific manner, she uncovers their skeletons. The blackened residues left on the canvas after the operation under the picture frame glass appear like a negative of the original work.

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