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World Map of Underworlds, 2009

Loaned to
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
marker pen on paper

149.6inch x 98.4inch

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© Alexandra Mir - Courtesy GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The Artist
Alexandra Mir’s drawings in marker pen on sheets of various sizes, a central component of her work, are characterized by a summary style that can be related to certain satirical cartoons and to poster production in Poland during her childhood. The clear, eloquent and notably graphic line, together with the humor of the image, remain constituent elements of every work of art she creates.
Always drawn with black marker on a sheet of white paper, her line has acquired every type of dynamism and virtuosity, sometimes as naive as a comic strip, sometimes as intricate as art nouveau arabesques. The artist also has developed a technique of shading, cataloguing the marker pens according to the degree they are worn down, in order to use them to render different values of gray. [...]
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