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After Toulouse, OΔK Gallery Bordeaux is hosting a new collection of drawings by Daniel Firman, from his brand new series entitled “I Refuse to Draw Today” from 5 March 2021.

“For this work, I was very inspired by the graffiti invented in the 1970s in New York. Installed in this city for 6 years, I found through this the possibility to write without writing and to draw without drawing. The protocol is quite simple, on my blank sheet, I begin by writing “I refuse to draw today” in total freedom. This sentence, these words, completely reinvented in their calligraphy will become invisible or almost invisible. The writings will invest the space of the sheet is gradually becoming a drawing. The result is a free dialogue between semantics, expression (writing), order (protocol) and disorder (drawing). They are made in great concentration and have no repentance as is a graffiti made at high speed on a subway in Manhattan. I would say that they form in this contradiction to do what I am refusing, a kind of temporal flaw, a passage.” Daniel Firman


Exhibition 5 Place Tourny 33,000 Bordeaux by appointment Monday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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