SINGLE GESTURE

Theory of the Single Gesture

You never step into the same river twice.
Heraclitus 

The irreducible maxim of one of the greatest philosophers since Classical Greece, and the only one who remained irreducible under Nietzsche's fierce scrutiny, can be credited with translating the essence of nature, in its broadest sense, as permanent movement. We may dare to bring the brilliant observation of Heraclitus of Ephesus closer to our theory of the single gesture, which is nothing more, within the scope of the microscale of the subject, than continuous, rapid and flawless movement. The work was inspired by the technique of Japanese calligraphy, but we separate the plastic expression of the ideogram from its linguistic function. To some this may sound rather heretical; for us it is no more than freedom of creation.

During some of the pandemic months, I patiently dedicated myself to the production of ten or fifteen works a day, executed in black acrylic paint on A4 bond paper; with luck, one or two convincing results were saved from each session; and I selected a small sample from the hundred I made.

The theory of the single gesture, that is, of an unalterable making, has, in our view, a certain kinship with photography or Haiku as a record that reflects the river of time. It is not given to us to penetrate the thing itself, as we know. We shall never know what it is like to be a cat or a flower. Language is the modus operandi with which we penetrate the world since there is always a filter between us and the thing itself, whether it be the cat, the flower or what is conventionally called – the similar. Translating the world, that is, time, is the attribute of Being.

Perhaps you who have followed us up to here could ask us: so can a charge of ink on a sheet of paper can be a synthesis of time? And we would answer you: yes, in the same way that a grain of sand can contain the elements that make up the star, for example.

  • Single Gesture 24

    Year: 2021

    Technique: India ink on paper

    Dimensions: 47.5×32.8 cm

  • Single Gesture 23

    Year: 2021

    Technique: India ink on paper

    Dimensions: 47.5×32.8 cm

  • Single Gesture 22

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 47.5×32.8 cm

  • Single Gesture 21

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 43.2×31.5 cm

  • Single Gesture 20

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 43.2×31.5 cm

  • Single Gesture 19

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 43.2×31.5 cm

  • Single Gesture 18

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 43.2×31.5 cm

  • Single Gesture 17

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 43.2×31.5 cm

  • Single Gesture 16

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 43.2×31.5 cm

  • Single Gesture 15

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 43.2×31.5 cm

  • Single Gesture 14

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 43.2×31.5 cm

  • Single Gesture 13

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 43.2×31.5 cm

  • Single Gesture 12

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 11

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 10

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 09

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 08

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 07

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 06

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 05

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 04

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 03

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 02

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm

  • Single Gesture 01

    Year: 2021

    Technique: Acrylic on paper

    Dimensions: 29.7×21.0 cm