#340 : Encyclopédie de l'imagination

Sépànd DANESH

Date : 2004

Medium : Mixed media

Size : 21 x 29,7 cm

Mixed technique on paper

“When I arrived in France, I had to build a device that would help me overcome the language barrier and grasp the world without uttering a word. I wanted to start putting the changes and fluctuations of my imagination on display to somehow reverse the situation and turn my fear of being trapped into a mean of invention and creation. With this aim in mind, I arranged on a grid small rectangles about 2.5 cm wide in a zigzag pattern and in vertical columns on A4 sheets of paper. Filling in the boxes of the grid allowed me to gradually transform an overall vision into tiny fragments. Each small drawing functioned like a connecting platform between the real world and the one of my imagination. Since, I have made hundreds of thousands of drawings and organised educational workshops in collaboration with art centres, schools, and hospitals.” 

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