Roni Horn: 153 Drawings
Edited by Michaela Unterdörfer. Text by Tacita Dean, Briony Fer.
“If you were to ask me what I do, I would say I draw--this is the primary activity and that all my work has this in common regardless of idiom or material,” wrote Roni Horn in a letter to Paulo Herkenhoff in 2003. Born in 1955 in New York, Horn began developing her drawing technique in the early 1980s, using powdered pigment and varnish to produce soft, austere, floating abstractions that explored her now familiar preoccupation with pairs. Over the subsequent two decades, drawing has remained an essential dimension of Horn’s art--one that she has infused with her keen sculptural sensitivity to texture and the grander, almost spiritual possibilities of mass and volume. 153 Drawings presents for the first time a comprehensive selection of Horn’s drawings, ranging from the artist’s initial work with pigment to geometrically collaged works and extremely complex more recent drawings. This publication includes essays by British artist Tacita Dean and Briony Fer.