March 11, 2014
Sketching and more
There can be no doubt that , by simply looking at his drawings, one can immediatelly tell that Jorge Sábato is an architect. Indeed, his sketches have the light, quick vigour so typical of architects, who blaze their way on the paper before a project shows its personality, before it becomes a future building or gives an idea of its surroundings before a more concrete concept is created. His works seem showered by countless ing syllables, the kind that indicate action, those which appear when a verb is in the process of happening: doing, drawing, running, loving, creating, revealing, hurrying.
Indeed, Sábato’s works are indeed busy, whether they are meant to create a future building or just reflect part of the surrounding reality. His pen rushes on the small sheets of white paper and recreate busy shapes. They soon become quickly sketched shapes of land, city or seascape made with black or coloured ink. Line and proportions have the leading word in these works, shape and volume follow, shadow and chiaroscuro are almost non existent. Nor is human presence, very much suggested by the image of its buildings. AC
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