María Fernanda Plata. Measurement related drawings. Length. 333, 333… m of a single thread on paper, 22 x 29 in, 2007.
María Fernanda Plata‘s (Bogotá, Colombia 1978) Measurement-Related Drawings examine notions of length, weight and area in a visual exploration of architecture that involves measuring and delimitating the material used for each piece. The process can be described as the elaboration of three types of drawings: thread on paper, paper on paper and oil on paper. Every piece represents a building’s façade, floors and structures. At the same time, each of the techniques corresponds to specific measurement criteria: The thread drawings correspond to length, the paper ones to weight and the painting ones to area. The quantities of material are established by arbitrary numeric plays.
María Fernanda Plata. Measurement related drawings. Weight. 300 g of paper on paper, 19.5 x 27.5 in, 2008.
María Fernanda Plata. Measurement related drawings. Area. 400 cm² of oil on paper, 14.5 x 22.6 in, 2006.
Images via María Fernanda Plata
- Andrés Mignucci & María de Mater O’Neill, Painting for a Specific Floor
- Maria Friberg
- José Maria Sicila at Galerie Chantal Crousel