Pierre Lionel Matte

Etudes des mains des artistes

Studies of artist's hands

Drawing , ink on paper, 56 x 76 cm

2018 to present

Based on a similar work from 2013 ( Etudes des mains des artistes), I have continued the project with including the hands of colleagues and friends within the artist community I relate to. Each person has added their personal stories, memories, thoughts, experiences and places, making their hands into a personal mental map, a carrier of fragments from their personal biography. The drawings evolves as a collaboration ; the owner of the hands provide the stories, names and signes that the drawings shall include ( contend ) and I try to keep as close as possible to each individual handwriting and visual style in the process of drawing.