Lisbon, Portugal, 1975
Presented by DONOPOULOS INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS
Literature and film have been a constant source of inspiration in Adriana Molder’s work. Using pre-existing images, mostly from the cinema, but also from art history or the media, as her models, Molder has developed a body of work in drawing mostly focus on the portrait genre, usually organized by series where dark, phantasmal and cinematic atmospheres predominate.
The use of delicate transparent paper and black ink give Molder’s work a photographic feel highly complementary to her use of cinematic references as well as making her drawings recognizable. Executed without any preparatory sketching Molders portraits illustrate her mastery and intimate knowledge of the base materials, which does not forgive even the smallest error. But allows many “accidents” to happen with the use of water and ink on a paper witch is not prepared for it, generating blotches, undulations and wrinkles giving her drawings depth and almost third dimension.