A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
In occasion of the 2015 edition of Frieze Art Fair, the Canadian artist and designer Alice Waese has been invited to perform at Hostem London, where she completed a site-specific painting. This floor to ceiling work, titled “The Big Drawing“, has been hand torn by the artist into separate smaller pieces available for sale.Looking at Alice Waese series of drawings and watercolors one has the impression to face a surrealist epic saga without a beginning or an end. Each figure coming out from her ink is somehow related to the following one, as if they were all part of a whole mental imagery that mirrors Alice’s way of perceiving world. The story evolves in parallel with the artist’s flow of thoughts and emotions, unveiling new aspects of its intricate plot that ultimately coincides with Waese’s own creative reasoning. Weird creatures, at times purely fictional at times in shape of faceless (and often headless) human beings, are the heroes of this fantastic narration. Besides the naïve aspect of the sketches, Alice Waese’s work investigates serious topics such as sexuality, violence, transgenderism and the relation between the human and animal kingdom.