Drawing: Charcoal on wove paper (newsprint)
23 7/8 x 17 13/16 in.
Date: 1983

Alain Kirili has characterized his sculpture as an “act of violation, of mutilation,” and a similar aggressive, destructive energy is manifest in this drawing, with its marks literally torn into the sheet. Likewise, the monumentality characteristic of Kirili’s sculpture is suggested in the drawing’s broad, confident strokes and jagged edges.

All works by Alain Kirili
RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design
Accession: 2009.59.14
  • The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Rhode Island. RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, July 20, 2012 – December 2, 2012.

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