Hello I’m Raquel Matsushita. I work with books. I love to narrate and tell a story and I have some tools that give me this possibility, which is the drawing, the word and the design in the construction of the graphic design. The illustration has a footprint that is beyond its aesthetic character.
It has the function of telling a story. It narrates, it has a beginning, middle and end that doesn’t have to be in a linear order, it can even, as well as the word, it can break with this linearity.
In this collection “Epidermal Landscapes” I was thinking about it. I was thinking, I’m going take my seed, which is private, and I will get too close. I’ll get too close, the point of transforming that seed into something else. And this other thing that it turns into, it goes to be read with other eyes, in a very different manner. There are people who have seen landscapes here of nature, there are people who have seen textures, for example.
So this is something I really liked this idea of leaving the images open for interpretation. The other is going to interpret what I left open. There is a sentence that I like a lot.
I really like Jorge Miguel Marinho when he says: “The meeting happens when the eye of the reader, find the hand that writes”. And then I like to think about passing this on to the drawing as well. Then when I make a drawing and make a proposal of this drawing I don’t know how the other will read me.
I have no idea, because it’s mine interpretation when I make a drawing and the interpretation of the other is theirs, which has to do with the baggage of life of them, it has to do with the way they sees life.
So for me it’s always a surprise how the other sees, which I adore because I often got surprised, most of the time got surprised because the other saw what I didn’t see, isn’t it amazing?
My own image! So I think that when the work has these possibilities of interpretations, when it is not closed, I think that’s where the richness of this meeting is.June 7, 2022