Several Skeletons from the Same Closet
Every Saturday, a different exhibition of different work by Nazir Tanbouli
Knife edge is a series of drawings inspired by native American wood curving.
In the summer of 2011 and 2012 I’ve paid many visits to the museum of anthropology in Vancouver-British Columbia .
The thing that really got my attention was the way that distinctive black lines were made.
Native Americans were not a culture of ink and paper or fine bushes, they left that to the Chinese.
Their black lines were curved.
snapped of the wood with the tension , the force and the precision of a sharp curving knife.
That’s why these lines are not any other black lines, they are deep bellow the surface, fast ,sharp and fatal.
In this series I tried to use my brush like if it was a knife cutting into the surface of the paper