turn to Maria Kontis' drawings in order to see more than what is accessible
to our vision.
She does not draw what we see in our day to day lives.
Her drawings do not simply copy or represent what we have already seen.
They are a fascinating addition to the organisation and management of
They are an excess to any administered and technologically controlled
In these drawings something slips beneath our gaze. A photograph is
Letters on a page fall away into eternity. Each visible thing appears
anew and comes into contact with the very ground of its visibility.
Drawing out and away from the photograph, we encounter those invisible
forces which condition our vision - the dynamic forces creating our
experience of the world. More than a photo. More than a letter.
More than a book.