Francesco Siqueiros

Seize the Light, 2020
Ink on paper
50 x 40 inches

Artist Statement
I have been investigating/playing with four lines activated at 90 degrees from each other, moving towards an intersection but stopping simultaneously short of it. The expectation of the lines meeting creates an empty space. This space of silence and nothingness generates a presence. I believe this presence recreates the idea/sign of the materialization of abstraction.

Francesco X Siqueiros is an experimental artist printmaker. In 1990, inspired by the idea of the border in its real and metaphoric imagery, he founded El Nopal Press, a fine art publishing studio. His art production includes collaboration with artists to print projects as an analogue to a rich legacy of cultural diversity.

I have an electronic sign (ENP Electronic Text) where I invite artists to work with text. For the Drive-By-Art project, the featured artist is Gro Sarauw with a message responding to this time: “Intentions are Good” (2020).

Gro Sarauw is a visual artist currently based in Copenhagen. Sarauw’s work explores non-ideal theories of art as a way to create spatial and environmental justice in multiple mediums, working collaboratively and internationally. In 2019 she exhibited at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena and at 18th St. Arts Center, Venice , Ca. as part of the Copenhagen based work-group The Winter Office. She graduated with an MFA from Goldsmiths’ in London in 2014 after completing her MA in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London and at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.