Lorenzinis drawings knot a reciprocal net of seriousness and humor.
In times where everything can be art, it is sometimes refreshing to come across extraordinary skill. Young Chilean Diego Lorenzini combines realistic drawings of almost photographic quality with casual sketches and cartoons. He uses everyday materials like pencil, biro and notebook, creating an immediacy that, combined with his pensive humour, strikes as a fresh approach to an established medium.
In the tradition of newspaper cartoons, Lorenzini uses humour to hint at serious issues. Yet, his artworks go further: Their fractured narrative always leaves space for interpretation. In the “Berlin-series”, for example, comic characters representing the ‘real’ world think of portraits drawn in the realistic manner of classic etching, though seen from a fisheye-lens perspective.