The Conversation Piece series presently includes four groups of drawings on paper. The unifying idea of the project, which is also its starting point, is the representation of gardens in which a diegetic progression is visible through the displacement of the point of view. The depiction of the garden is thought of as the context provided for the conversation that unfolds in front of the work, when it is observed. But before all, it is the result of a silent dialogue with the garden, its space, its slight movements and its imperceptible dynamic.
Referring to the genre of the group portraits, popular in the eighteenth century, in which the figures are represented interacting in informal situations, often in gardens, this new project brings together two aspects developed in previous projects: on the one hand, the integration of a diegetic structure, that is to say the presupposition that the verbal discourses it triggers are also part of the project; and on the other hand, the assumption that it is through these discourses that an orientation or a characterization of what is being experienced in our relationship with the objects can be processed. The formal devices employed in this new project thus focus the action of the context as a characterizing element. The drawings that integrate it provide the context for the construction of a discourse, which, in turn, contextualizes the observation of the drawings. This idea of the importance of the context is formally reinforced by exploring, in the images, the relation of the marks / traces that fill the support, suggesting with this contextualization some kind of figuration.
The images of the four groups are constructed by either re-inscription processes on previously created images or by erasure and re-inscription, hence working as palimpsests.