© 2021 María José Rodríguez Escolar
The Colour of Memory, Abu Dhabi 2017-2019
I started this new project in Abu Dhabi, in the last months of 2017.
The project The Colour of Memory is composed of several graphite and charcoal drawings made on paper with sand and several boxes containing sand and a drawing stuck on it (fragments of life).
In a conceptual parallelism I play to identify memory with ﬁgurative image, and oblivion with abstraction, using classic drawing (line, perspective, chiaroscuro…) and masses of colour and sand (different textures and shades, expressiveness of the matter…).
All the drawings appear fractionated, interrupted or invaded by the sand in a game of to rescue hidden’s images or forgotten’s.
Contrary to what the title of this new series indicates, The Colour of Memory, all works are made in black and white, and the only color comes from the sand.
The theme of this series is based on memory and the universality underlying all human experience.