No. 1 and 8-19 of these unique sketchbooks are presented for the first time to the public. The books began with homework assignments and pencil sketches, yet quickly evolved towards a colorful imaginary place for dreamscape. Playful cartoons, minimal notes and vibrant patterns of stories and shapes that lead to the next idea are revealed by the marks of a felt tip pen.
In combining a freedom of spontaneity and conforming to rules, Fournier created a fascinating personal dialogue with his everyday. This dialogue, documented and transformed in his illustrations of encounters, allows for an engagement with narratives that maintain their own time and rhythm while being influenced by the ongoing interweaving of realities and fantasies. The deep transformative nature of this private matter allows the artist to visualize what is really on his mind.Thoughts by Anna Hugo
The books will be on display from July 28, 2016 on.
Diego Fournier is a Costa Rican artist living and working in San José.