Drawing Centre Diepenheim is proud to present the solo exhibition Sensing Traces by artist Alexandra Roozen. Roozen’s artistic practice focuses on drawing in the most elementary sense in which she uses only the most basic of materials as her starting point: graphite pencil and paper. In her drawings, she experiments with abstraction by systematically arranging patterns and structures according to various shades of grey tones. In this, the relationships between the body and the material, between the adherence to rules and the occurrence of irregularities, play an essential role.
Sensing Traces brings together previously unseen drawings. For example, some of Roozen’s ‘archive works’ are on display, drawings that she made as part of her image research. These works offer an unusual insight into Roozen’s specific methodical and analytical work processes. The exhibition also features the brand-new series Seen by Hand: an ongoing experiment that marks a new development in the work of Alexandra Roozen, in which, among other things, she explores the relationship between drawing and sound.
Curator: Nanette Kraaikamp
2 February – 5 May 2019