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Tres bolígrafs, 1990

Three Ball-points, 1990
Work on paper (unique), 127 x 98 cm

"…The representation of time and its traces, the handling of the tracks it leaves on everything around us, the simulation of ageing, the inseparable relation between reality and appearance; the possibility of modelling time, understanding it physically, corporeally, and the rethinking of terms such as past and future, are some of the constants from which I have done certain works. We can easily recognise the signs of time past and intuit that those same signs are repeated unalterably. And so a single image can bear witness to the past and anticipate a foreseeable future. No symptom, no sign in the present which might make us doubt that that succession is unalterable".

Ignasi Aballí, 1992


Technical details

Original title:
Tres bolígrafs
Registration number:
1666
Artist:
Aballí, Ignasi
Date created:
1990
Date acquired:
2001
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Work on paper (unique)
Media:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
127 x 98 cm (height x width)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Private long-term loan, Barcelona
Copyright:
© Ignasi Aballí
It has accessibility resources:
No

The MACBA Collection features Catalan, Spanish and international art and, although it includes works from the 1920s onwards, its primary focus is on the period between the 1960s and the present.

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My work is my body, my body is my work.
Helena Almeida