Work- phase

23 Nov- 9 December (18hours window viewing), Late Night Art 6-9pm

Exhibition- phase

10-19 December (opening hours: Tues-Sat 1-5pm)

20 eyes

Wall drawings

Miguel Martin

Ends 19 December 2009

Since the young, Belfast based artist Miguel Martin started his project over two weeks ago, all hell is loose in PS².
With a thin brush and ink, he drew directly onto the walls, a slow and back aching process. He covered two walls with panoramic scenes, viewed from above as if standing on a mountain looking down on a battlefield below. 
A panorama of human destruction, painstakingly detailed but never realistic, clearly from our time and a reverence to the history of religious paintings. Bosch’s triptych ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ seems to get a contemporary re-mix, filtered out are the religious undertones, the moral command.
Amplified are the multi-perspective viewpoints and the naive humoresque. Perhaps his wall drawings are just an open eyed trip into hell when he comments:
‘20 eyes cover the walls with drawings. Plenty of small ones all around the space, the door, window frames etc. Within those drawings, I will conceal 20 eyes, and the plan is to make the opening a kind of game...where the audience will look for the 20 hidden eyes, they will have a sheet of the wall drawing, and circle where they found them all.'

Wall drawing

Wall drawing

This is the first in a series of three consecutive projects, where artist use the walls of PS² as a surface for their drawings. The series continuous with Beverley Cleland's 'The Drawing Room' and 'Drawing on the Right' by Katrina Smyth. 

Beverley Cleland 'The Drawing Room', 2009/10

Installation view