Perceptions: anticipation


Juan Munoz. Raincoat Drawing. 1989.
Chalk and oil on canvas on board.

This belongs to a series of around forty drawings of empty rooms containing a simple arrangement of furniture. Each one was made using white chalk on a black surface, which suggests the fabric used to make raincoats. The drawings resemble stage sets, with a dramatic quality that relates them to Muñoz’s sculptures. ‘If the drawings succeed in conveying an emotion, it’s because they might give the sense that something has happened or is going to happen’, he said. ‘Either you’re too early or too late. It’s always the wrong moment.’  More here.

(From the Tate Britain display caption December 2005)

More here and here.

Interview with Juan Munoz here.