datastream

In 2017 Marisa Rappard started working on a series of drawings depicting a mesmerizing stream of hatchings. She treats the paper with random stains of acrylics and then covers the paint with lines in black ink. By repeating lines she creates dense patches that collide, together forming an image meandering between figuration and abstraction.

In some drawings the stream will remind you of pixels and databits, in others of an inextricable tangling of anxiousness, a peculiar landscape or a place where all souls are harboured, where time wells up and begins.

Acting on impulse and coincidence, Rappard carefully adjusts each drawing until it invites the beholder to enter it and wander around in it endlessly.

 

All works measure 150 x 285 cm or 262 x 122 cm, except the first, ‘Fabricator’, which is a wall-filling drawing of 262 x 364 cm. Other works bear titles such as ‘Beams’, ‘Streamers’, ‘Intervals’, ‘Encryptions’, ‘Mesmerize’, ‘Interferences’.