‘For me, drawing means learning to see and read.’ Markus Vallazza doesn’t need an eraser.
Markus Vallazza’s teachers taught him to never use an eraser, and the South Tyrolean artist is convinced that’s what taught him to draw. This inspired storyteller and inventor of figures and stories has always drawn inspiration from Durer, Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Goya, and frequently cites literary sources. His drawings speak of human endeavour. In Room 306, Persephone abducts Aphrodite’s lover Adonis, and Odysseus sinks below the waves. How will the story continue?
Josef Danhauser, Two Dancing Girls (drawing, ca. 1835)
Markus Vallazza, Odysseus Sinks in the Sea (mixed media on paper)
Markus Vallazza, Rape of Adonis (mixed media on paper)