The compact architectures of the industrial peripheries, the desert and silent suburbs of the sleeping cities and the huge and empty spaces of work feed a vivid imagination and become a simulacrum of contemporary life.
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…And suddenly we face some silent and crumbling ruins. A strange calm difficult to relent. There is no life, only shapeless matter that reveals a distant past, a culture, a society. A sense of loss and loneliness in an indigo blue sky, moved by a soft summer breeze...
Doodles, sketches and scribbles act as notes in the work of Artur Vargas Giorgi, who makes literature in his drawings, evoking small states of mind. That slight scratch touches the body as writing and suggests intimacy. Graphein, from the Greek verb, is to write and to carve at a time. Barthes notes that "the stroke is a body that scratches."