CARLA RAK





Studies on texts


2013 - ongoing

Works that, through different media and made in different years, investigate texts.

These works touch on numerous and different timeless issues, both philosophical and conceptual, such as the aesthetic dimension of communication and the dynamics between the expressable and the inexpressible.

Some of these works reflect on what a text is. The textual form is so deep-rooted in us that we recognize as a text even what are simply organized signs. We spontaneously try to read, to decipher.

Others, more recent, are the result of my growing interest in geometric patterns and their presence in the history of man, and transform the conventional signs of written language, in this case poems, into shapes and colors.

Cotton thread on paper
Cross-stitch on cotton
Pastels on paper
Watercolours on paper