Raimond Chaves Edificios de Lima (2007)

  • Not on view

Chaves and Mantilla, partners in life and work, traveled together in South America to create Dibujando América (Drawing America), a larger project to which this drawing is related. Journeying across Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, Chaves and Mantilla's drawings depicted details they observed, from a place’s built environment to its natural history, while also seeking to capture more ephemeral and evanescent aspects, including light and rain. Though the artists’ styles differ, the drawings are meant to be seen together, showing diverse approaches to place. In this, their project refers to the preconceptions that all travelers bring to the sites they visit, and the work can be seen as an alternative to earlier Latin American travelogues. For the duo, drawing is a form of thinking; both activities are mobile at their core. To draw, they have explained, is “to make a move and that is why we go out and draw while traveling.”

Gallery label from A Trip from Here to There, March 15–July 30, 2013.
Medium
Pencil on seven sheets of paper
Dimensions
15 x 22" (38.1 x 55.9 cm) (each)
Credit
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Object number
1852.2008.a-g
Copyright
© 2024 Raimond Chaves
Department
Drawings and Prints
Licensing

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit https://www.moma.org/research/circulating-film.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].

Feedback

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].