Drawing, collages and related


My commentary, 2018


Drawing has been a way of thinking.


Carlos Fajardo says that "drawing is the space between", Desenho como Instrumento, Cooperativa dos Artistas Plásticos de São Paulo, 1979. Of course.

A portrait, even a caricature, is precisely what is between the several turns of the line. A line that somewhat determines the quality of its expression. Ironic, funny,denouncing ...

But What about the circle?  Is it that the circle is  itself its surrounding line or the disk that is, actually, the "space between"? Here no deformation is allowed except for the quality of the line: hue, value, sensitivity ... The disk, though, will always be the same


Phrase attributed to Picasso draw my attention: "Before a painting was a sum of additions. With me a painting is a sum of destruction. "


Such things would destroy the circle. They would overshadow the disk to construct an expressive far-reaching mode than the specific object of that drawing. Meaning that it goes beyond the "space between".

The space around, them?

Or better, the "space between" those who see and that wich is seeing.


Note: In this website Photos; Photomontage; engraving and other printed matter are classified as Drawings, collages and related

Gabriel Borba, 2018

Conjunto da Obra

A Mão da Moça (The Hand of the Girl)

Apenas (Just)

Cartas de Alexandria (Letters from Alexandria)

Cicatriz (Scar)

Corpo che cade


Figura (Figure)

Gestörte Numeration

Hino dos Vencidos (Anthem of the Defeated)

Imagens de Urgência (Urgency Images)

Jaula da Anta (Tapir's Cage)

Lembranças de Viagem (Travel Souvenirs)

Limiar do Visível (Threshold of the visible)

Nós (Us or Knots)

O Estado das Coisas (The State of Things)

O Gato Acorrentado a Um Só Traçado (The Cat Chained to a Single Stroke)

Objeto ME

Obras esparsas (scattered works)


Pequeno Mobiliário Brasileiro



Risco Arisco (Risky Risk)

Saga do Guerreiro Morto (Saga of the Dead Warrior)

Série Carnavalesca (Carnival Series)

Sudario (Shroud)

The Lady I long for


Transparências (Transparencies)

Visitando Miró (Visiting Miró)