Contemporary painting - Guy Oberson - Dashed Hopes I
Contemporary painting - Guy Oberson - Dashed Hopes I
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Description : Black chalk on paper
Date of creation : 2016
Dimensions : 60 cm × 90 cm
Weight : 1 kg
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About the work :

Dashed Hopes I is a black chalk drawing by the Swiss contemporary artist Guy Oberson, it is midway between abstract and figurative. 

The Dashed Hopes series is about the tragic journey of migrants, in particular crossing the sea. This series is a tribute to migrants driven by hope, but who find themselves confronted by death, as so frequent during these migrations. In this artwork, we can see a wave represented. Guy Oberson speaks of the wave as “a metaphor, but also as a real way of transport towards the dream of a better country.”

From the start, black chalk has always characterized Guy Oberson's work. It is a drawing tool, similar to charcoal, but the blacks are even more matt and deep, and it requires impeccable control as it is irreversible. These landscapes or portraits drawings are always figurative. The artist works using a model or frequently from a photograph, which can be of a model, that of a known photographer or even an image borrowed from the media.

Guy Oberson shades the black chalk with a multitude of vertical streaks which alters the perception of the subject, making the interpretation of the artwork far less immediate. The subject is thus taken apart, loosing body, but gains in expressive intensity. The artist draws through the accumulated lines; so that the subjects emerge when they are viewed at a distance but when approached, they start to dissipate.

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Description : Black chalk on paper
Date of creation : 2016
Dimensions : 60 cm × 90 cm
Weight : 1 kg
One-off piece
4,300 €
This piece of work is already in your basket. If you choose to add it, it will automatically change the quantity. (Countries differences in VAT rates require as many invoices as expedition points).
If you choose to add this piece of work to your basket, it will automatically replace the existing piece unless if it made by the same artist. (Countries differences in VAT rates require as many invoices as expedition points).
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