The Chongqing drawings
After working in Hong Kong and in different megapolises in China like Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Beijing I dediced in 2018 to initiate a drawing residence in the megapole of Chongqing after my Bang Bang project in Organhaus in 2016 and solo exhibition ‘INFRA’ at the Galaxy Museum of Modern Art in 2017.
The first action I took was to climb on top of one of the concrete high rise buildings to take this photo of one of the most complex traffic intersections in the world. That is the image on top of this page.
location: Studio Yang Shu, Chongqing, China
drawings: diverse dimensions
material: cardboard, ink, filler
residence: October 2018
photography drawings: Peter Cox
Special thanks to Yang Shu
Developments here are going fast and haphazardly and the environment is changing rapidly. This situation and in between state is very interesting because it causes friction, and friction is a situation where things become interesting for me.
How do people deal with changing situations and what are the consequences for the city and it’s inhabitants?
Thinking while drawing offers a free space and an attempt to understand the complexity of the social structure and physical urbanity.
Yang Shu provided space for me in his studio with that unbelieveble impressive view.
Working for a month, walking and absorbing the megapole, and with the experiences of 2016 and 2017 has lead to six drawings.