While starting “The Space in Between,” Aleksandra Jovanić thought about a statement by the artist John Baldessari: “when you’re looking at two things, don’t look at them, look between them... The space between two things, that’s very important.” For this artwork, the space between is vibrant and full of life, while the space on the outside frames this central area of activation. The positive and negative spaces are essential to placing the work in an urban corridor, and making a reference to life emerging through cracks in the concrete. The active area is a block of hand-painted gradient color and an undulating cluster of plant-like organisms. To create these drawings, Aleksandra first draws the black line with a plotter, then she cuts a custom mask to keep the rest of the paper clean while she uses dry pastels to create a custom gradient for each drawing in the series.
“The Space in Between” is a generative art NFT, but the first collector of each in the series will receive the corresponding plotter drawing created in the artist’s studio. Each software NFT includes millions of other images beyond the primary image for each in the series. The software NFT and the plotter drawing aren’t linked together; the NFT can continue to be collected on a secondary market without the drawing.
The image you see on the main artwork page on Feral File is the plotter drawing for #1/30. Compare this image of the drawing to the corresponding software version to see how the software image and the plotted drawing are similar and how they diverge. Because the artists are using a range of papers and inks, the software and physical drawings are delightfully different.
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Paper: Fedrigoni Woodstock Betulla 260gr Pen: Fine Liner 0.1 (uni pin & faber-castell) Color: Mix of KOH-I-NOOR dry pastels applied over adhesive stencil cut on cutter