28. Twenty pictures. Riga x Hasselt

This was a very intimate collab. Even though the two players were miles apart. Ilze Vanaga and Pablo Hannon searched some truths via an atypical visual story. Non linear. Individual expressions. Twenty pictures, curated and some photographed by Ilze. Collected. Then passed on to Pablo to continue that journey. In time and events. A road trip perhaps, they always wanted that to happen. Someday. Doodling or animating or adding stuff onto the images, almost like they were originally made with that purpose. Not just a canvas but with room for other thoughts. Where Ilze gave, Pablo gave back and felt special while doing that extra last thing. Observing the lines and composition and the objects or people portrayed, and then slowly figuring out and understanding the image. And only then, after knowing what could be added, proceed. Only then, when the feeling was... just right.


27. Family collab

Some collabs have more to than meets the eye. Pablo Hannon was challenged a few weeks ago to enter the ring with his mother, Yita Henríquez. The family has a long history of creating art. Smaller things and larger, on the dinner table or at the workshop. Yita has been weaving, collaging, screen printing, etching and linocutting her whole life. A few years ago life came along and made her press the pause button. So, Pablo was honored and filled with enthusiasm when his mother asked him for a creative collab. Two half finished silkscreen prints were given. Pablo took it from there, went minimal on his mum and presented her with a new challenge right after his answer. You will see her answer here. Naturalmente.

Upper part by Yita Henríquez
Boats: silkscreen in two colours
Cabins: silkscreen in six colours

Lower part by Pablo Hannon
black + bronze ink + cuts