Abnormal results

contemporary drawing, dessin contemporain,art and cancer, art and illness, art and science, cancer in art, contemporary drawing artist, art and medicine

Artist statement:

I am interested in the experience of negotiating the physical and emotional balance between sickness and health. My drawings examine organisms attacked by cancer. Using scientific material that involves cancer related databases, microscopic views, histopathology images, Kaplan-Meier curves, 2D and 3D modeling, I combined these visual facts about cancer into expressive images in order to create something meaningful and emotionally insightful.

dessin contemporain, art and cancer, dessin abstrait, contemporary drawing

The notion of  “time arrow” is traditional to philosophy and art. However, it is closely connected with our life span expectation. Classical literature, such as “Magic Mountain” of Thomas Mann stress that time perception is very different for healthy and gravely ill persons. In the case of cancer patients it is further complicated by an “obscure” terminologies of oncology: stages, life expectation, therapy outcome, metastasis, remission etc. It is my goal to facilitate the comprehension of this realities by my art.

dessin contemporain,art and cancer, art and illness, art and science, cancer in art, contemporary drawing artist, art and medicine,

zeitgenössische Zeichnung, contemporary drawing, hedendaagse tekening, maess anand,medical drawings, medicine in contemporary art, medical imaging in art, famous contemporary drawing, dessin contemporain,art and cancer, cancer in art, famous contemporary drawing, suvremeni crtež, savremeni crtež, súčasná kresba, desenho contemporaneo, dibujo contemporaneo
dessin contemporain, contemporary drawing, dibujo contemporáneo, art and cancer,

Maess Anand, Metastasis II, 180 x 150 cm, marker and pen on paper, 2014

dessin contemporain, contemporary drawing artist, art and cancer, cancer in art,art and medicine

Some of reactions of audience, but also my personal experience before I was given a free of cancer verdict, suggest that people in face of cancer may try to live more intense life, as it was formulated by a famous cardiologist Marek Edelman that one “To outwit God”. I first focused on studying cancer as an art subject in 2013. The drawings also elicited responses from many individuals about their experience with cancer. These stories, based on direct experience or those of loved ones, centered on the anxiety of waiting for results, facing the possibility of metastasis and the dawning awareness of how much time might be left to the patient and their families. I believe this anxiety, as well as the accompanying search for hope and strength, are universal human experiences and that art may help to alleviate.

zeitgenössische zeichnung, contemporary drawing, art and illness, dessin contemporain, desenho contemporaneo,dibujo contemporaneo, rysunek wspolczesny, art and medicine, art and cancer, illness in art, cancer in art,histopathology in art
dessin contemporain, art and cancer, cancer dessin, art and medicine, art and science, contemporary drawing, illness in art, cancer in art, histopathology in art

Invasive ductal carcinoma, 100 x 70 cm, marker and pen on paper, 2018

dessin contemporain,dibujo contemporaeo,art and cancer, art and science, contemporary drawing artist zeitgenössische zeichnung, contemporary drawing, art and medicine,art and medicine, Kunst un medicine,cancer in contemporary art, illness in art, les maladies dans l’ art, art and illness, desenho contemporaneo, A doença e a arte,

le dessin contemporain repousse ses limites,Pourquoi le dessin est devenu un maillon fort de l’art contemporain

le dessin contemporain, dessin contemporain abstrait,art and medicine,contemporary drawing, dessin contemporain, art and medicine, art and cancer, desenho contemporaneo, dibujo contemporaneo, rysunek wspolczesny,medical drawings medical art in contemporary art, medical imaging in art, art and cancer, cancer in art, maess anand, maess
dessin contemporain, dibujo contemporáneo, art and cancer, contemporary drawing
Maess Anand, Extensive disease, 42 x 29 cm, pen on paper, 2015

dibujo contemporaeo,art and cancer, art and science, dessin contemporain, contemporary drawing artist zeitgenössische zeichnung, contemporary drawing, art and medicine,art and medicine, Kunst un medicine,cancer in contemporary art, illness in art, les maladies dans l’ art, art and illness, desenho contemporaneo, A doença e a arte,

contemporary drawing, dessin contemporain, desenho contemporâneo,dibujo contemporáneo, rysunek współczesny, disegno contemporaneo, art and cancer, art and illness, histopathology in art, art and science, medicine and art, histology in art, cancer and art, art and medicine, maess anand,le dessin contemporain, dessin contemporain abstrait
contemporary drawing, dessin contemporain, desenho contemporâneo,dibujo contemporáneo, rysunek współczesny, art and cancer, illness and art, histopathology in art,art and medicine, cancer in art, art and histology

Radiation marks, histopathology report 2, pen an marker on paper, 70 x 100 cm, 2017

FR / Mon travail a pour sujet la vie et la mort d’un organisme atteint d’un cancer. Les données que j’utilise proviennent de documents personnels ou de recherches scientifiques impliquant les applications d’instruments super-sensibles de diagnostic  et d’oncologie prédictive.  Le matériel visuel est basé sur la documentation médicale et certains parametres sont utilisés afin de générer des modeles 3D dans un  programme tel que Cinema 4d/3d Studio Max. Les transformations des tissus, les  taux de survie, la douleur, l’anxiété, les images de microscopie électronique et des modeles 3D sont condensés sur le papier dans une unique explosion dramatique. Filtrées au travers du corps et de la sensibilité du sujet dessiné, les imperfections humaines de l’oeuvre constituent une métaphore de l’expérience humaine profonde et fragile ayant trait  l’équilibre physique et émotionnel entre maladie et bonne santé.  Il y a maintenant deux ans que j’étudie le cancer en tant que sujet artistique. En m’informant sur les recherches visant a guérir le cancer et sur les développements en cours dans ce domaine, je me suis passionnée pour les processus  interconnectés de croissances normales mais aussi pathologiques, ainsi que par la  complexité des mécanismes inconnus qui les régissent. Mon intention quant a ce projet est de capturer l’ensemble de ces pensées, d’abord massif du seul point de vue informatif, puis habitant la charge émotive dans le contexte de la vulnérabilité de l’etre humain. A l’ere de l’Internet, nous avons plus que jamais la possibilité d’accéder a l’imagerie médicale, a la diffusion d’interventions chirurgicales sur Youtube, au téléchargement de séries de données, et a un nombre infini d’images de croissances anormales. Je trouve cette imagerie captivante.

Dessin contemporain, dessins contemporains, art et maladie

Plus particulierement encore parce que ces  images sont péniblememt liées a ma situation et combien leurs interprétations peuvent changer la vie de chacun. J’ai utilisé plusieurs sources de données pour créer ces dessins en grand format. Les moins transformés proviennent d’images de rapports histopathologiques comportant  diverses vues de cellules saines et cancéreuses. Le second type en toile d’araignée  consiste en un amas de données compilé par un logiciel et illustre les effets de différentes conversations sur Twitter ayant pour sujet le cancer. D’autre part, les simples graphes a deux dimensions, comme ceux concernant les taux de survie, ont  d’abord été incorporés dans un logiciel 3D similaire a ceux utilisés en architecture, puis adaptés par moi-meme en ajoutant un parametre dimensionnel, ce qui leur donne forme et silhouette. Le parametre dimensionnel que je manipule est une métaphore du mécanisme de contrôle ” inconnu ” se situant au beau milieu des  facteurs ” connus ” inhérents aux processus cancéreux.

Dessin contemporain, dessins contemporains, art et maladie

contemporary drawing, dessin contemporain, desenho contemporâneo,dibujo contemporáneo, rysunek współczesny, disegno contemporaneo, art and cancer, art and illness, histopathology in art, art and science, medicine and art, histology in art, cancer and art, art and medicine, maess anand,le dessin contemporain, dessin contemporain abstrait, desenho contemporaneo, zeitgenössische zeichnung, contemporary drawing, dessin contemporain, sodobne risbe,dibujo contemporaneo, rysunek współczesny, illness in art, cancer in art, histopathology in art
dessin contemporain, art and cancer, contemporary drawing,histology in art, art and cancer
Invasive ductal carcinoma study 2, 100 x 70 cm, marker and pen on paper, 2018

dessin contemporain,art and cancer, contemporary drawing, art and illness, art contemporain dessins

zeitgenössische Zeichnung, dessin contemporain, maess anand,
Metastasis V, 165 x 150, pen and marker on paper, 2015

histology in art, histopathology in art, art and cancer, cancer in art

dessin contemporain, art and cancer, histopathology in art, art and medicine

art and medicine,contemporary drawing,dessin contemporain; art and medicine, art and cancer,desenho contemporaneo; dibujo contemporaneo; rysunek wspolczesny, maess anand, histopathology in art, histology in art, illness in art, art and illness, cancer in art
Histopathology in art, histology in art, art and cancer, cancer in art,art in medicine, dessin contemporain
Histopathology, 3 x 42 x 29 cm, pen on paper, 2015

art and cancer, art and science, dessin contemporain, contemporary drawing artist zeitgenössische zeichnung, contemporary drawing, art and medicine,art and medicine, Kunst un medicine,cancer in contemporary art, illness in art, les maladies dans l’ art, art and illness, desenho contemporaneo, A doença e a arte,

le dessin contemporain, dessin contemporain abstrait, contemporary drawing, contemporary drawing exhibition, dessin contemporain exposition, maess anand, desenho contemporâneo, dibujo contemporaneo, rysunek wspolczesny, art and medicine, cancer, zeitgenössische Zeichnung,medical drawings medical art in contemporary art, medical imaging in art, histopathology in art
art and cancer, cancer in art, dessin contemporain,desenho contemporâneo,contemporary drawing,
Abnormal results, exhibition view, Platan Gallery, Budapest

dessin contemporain, le dessins contemporains, maess artiste, art contemporain dessins, dessin contemporain, le dessins contemporains, maess artiste, art contemporain dessins,dessin contemporain, le dessins contemporains, maess artiste, art contemporain dessins,contemporary drawing, drawing now,contemporary drawing, art and cancer

art and cancer, art and science, dessin contemporain, contemporary drawing artist, cancer in contemporary art, illness in art, les maladies dans l’ art, art and illness, desenho contemporaneo, A doença e a arte, zeitgenössische zeichnung, contemporary drawing, art and medicine,art and medicine, Kunst un medicine

contemporary drawing exhibition, dessin contemporain, Abnormal results, exhibition view, Platan Gallery, Budapest, desenho contemporaneo, dibujo contemporaneo, art and cancer, art and medicine, cancer and art, Instytut Polski w Budapeszcie, disegno contemporaneo, art and illness, maladie dans l’art, arte e doença zeitgenössische zeichnung, desen contemporan

Further reading:

art and cancer, art and science, cancer in contemporary art, illness in art, les maladies dans l’ art, art and illness, desenho contemporaneo, A doença e a arte, zeitgenössische zeichnung, le dessin contemporain, art and medicine,art and medicine, Kunst und medicine

Abnormal results part II and text by Shimrit Lee

Abnormal Results solo show text by Mónika Zsikla

Drawing as an organism

Lancet Oncology review

The Drawers

Contemporary Lynx Interview

dessin contemporain, dibujo contemporáneo, desenho contemporâneo, contemporary drawing

Published
Categorized as Works