Please join us on Tuesday 26 July, 6-8pm to celebrate the launch of Growing Inwards and Outwards without a Clear Pattern by Aitor González, published by Forma Editions.
The book focuses on the medium of drawing which is integral to the artist’s practice. Drawings relate to our very first experiences of making art: the first childhood notebook, inks and pencils. Drawings rely both on collective memory and individual perception: the objects and creatures they depict grow into many forms and awaken different things in different viewers. Across the series of drawings, shared emotions arise: joy, sadness, longing. We are used to seeing these as something simple, the primary colours of existence – yet each carries a complex imprint of who we are. The drawings in the book reflect on the experience of growing up as a queer person of colour in a predominantly white environment and explore the themes of family, memory, belonging, immigration, queerness, desire, non-linear narratives and hybrid identities.