Un-Night

Ηow could drawing suggest animality, this wild quality that man, despite his efforts, shares with animals? What is the common trait that drawing shares with animality, if not a diverting outside logic and words, that takes us to a night where, even if logos is absent, significance twinkles ambiguously?
The nocturnal landscape, this is the reign of the animals, who wander between the visible and the invisible, like Jean-Christophe Bailly writes. This series of drawings, talks about limitrophic, gloomy situations. The frame of landscape drawing – reflection, for the moderns, of a control towards nature and passions – this time is reversed. We follow the dark and invisible paths of animals, whose absence so full of presence, reminds us of our proper condition, whose borders are often so difficult to discern.

Athanasia Vidali - drawing- visual art - landscape

Palimpseste II, pencil, graphite and carbon paper on cotton paper, 100x75cm, 2019

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

 

Paysage troué II (Pierced landscape II), graphite on pierced cotton paper, ,34x24,5, 2020. 

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Detail view: Paysage troué II (Pierced landscape II), graphite on pierced cotton paper, ,34x24,5, 2020. 


Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Paysage gratté I (scratched landscape I), pencil on cotton paper, 25.5x18.5cm, 2019

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Paysage troué I (Pierced landscape I), graphite on bamboo paper, ,34x24,5, 2019. 


Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Nocturne II, pencil and indian ink on cotton paper, 2020.

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Nocturne I, pencil and indian ink on cotton paper, 2020.

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Palimpsest I, pencil and indian ink on cotton paper, 2019.

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Untitled, pencil and indian ink on bamboo paper, 2019.

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Untitled, pencil on pierced bamboo paper, 2020.

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Paysage effacé I, erased pencil drawing on cotton paper, 2019.

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Untitled, graphite and pencil on cotton paper, 2019.

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Vue d'oiseaux, graphite, pencil and indian ink on cotton paper, 75x100cm, 2019.

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Un-night - paper - drawing - art - landscape

Feuillage, graphite, pencil and indian ink on cotton paper, 75x100cm, 2019.