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Dan Perjovschi

Born in 1961 – Sibiu, Romania
Lives and works in Bucharest, Romania


Drawings on Glass, 2006
Venues: Glass House, Botanical Garden

B & W Magazine, 2006
Venues: Info Point BB2


My drawings look spontaneous but are not.
For each project I draw 2-3 notebooks. In each notebook I do 150 drawings. Out of 150, I select 30 to be transferred onto the wall. From the 60 new drawings 5 will enter the repertoire. The repertoire drawings are the drawings that always fit the universal stuff. Everybody will understand them, like them, relay on them.
I re-draw them for new circumstances. Redrawing new drawings. Sometimes they constitute the majority (if the situation is not challenging enough, I do not have time or I’m implying too lazy). Other times they create the structure for new images to be taken in. The repertoire drawings are my stabile factor.
The rest will go away as the stories that generate them go away. Some of the drawing I did is incomprehensible now to me. I forgot the plot, I forgot the names. I don’t know what all is about.
A new show will generate 20% of the next show, and so on. Permanent black marker, white chalk, delicate pencil, floor, walls, ceilings, windows, newspapers. .. .I keep moving drawings from one context to another. Same images different audience. A new wall drawing to be made here, another to be repainted there. Lyon on, Paris gone. Goodbye Lisbon, welcome Santiago de Chile.
The repertoire is vague and virtual. Fresh drawings enter olds drawings fade away. A short of vocabulary of the memory.
If I can remember I talk.(Dan Perjovschi)

Dan Perjovschi is an artist and journalist living and working in Bucharest. His recent solo exhibition includes "Naked Drawing" Ludwig Museum Koln 2005, vanAbbe Museum Eindhoven or "On the other Hand" Portikus Frankfurt 2006. He participate to Istanbul Biennial 2005 and Limerick Biennial 2006 and to group show such as "I Still Believe in Miracles" at ARC Muse d’Art de la Ville de Paris 2005 or Normalization at Rooseum Malmo. He receive George Maciunas prize in 2004. He’s represented by Gregor Podnar Gallery Lublijana.