Veronica Paulon: Urban Ink

A drawing using thick black pen on white paper with grey smudges and faint text collage showing 3 buildings with trees in the foreground.
Views from Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona. image / provided
A drawing using thick black pen on white paper with grey smudges showing the front facade of the Reichstag on Platz der Republik in Berlin.
The Reichstag on Platz der Republik in Berlin. image / provided
A drawing using thick black pen on white paper with grey smudges showing a restaurant interior with a vault ceiling.
Restaurant interior in Florence's historical center. image / provided
Views from Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona. image / provided The Reichstag on Platz der Republik in Berlin. image / provided Restaurant interior in Florence's historical center. image / provided

Abstract

Urban Ink invites you to traverse the streets of Rotterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Nicosia, Florence, Vigo, and Antwerp, showcasing the spirit of these metropolises through their iconic architectural styles.

Perfectionism, a pursuit of flawlessness, while designing or making art can lead to not producing any work at all. Urban Ink emerges as a personal experiment, a creative journey, into the art of letting go. This exhibit celebrates the beauty in unexpected results that arise from spontaneity, and the liberation found in letting the ink flow freely. It embodies the freedom to create without the constraints of perfectionism, and in doing so, it reveals an unfiltered glimpse into the artistic journey.

The intentional choice of the thick pen as the medium for these artworks serves as a catalyst for embracing imperfection. The process of sketching is not only influenced by the media but also by the environment. Real-time street sketching replaces the rigidity of precise rendering with impressions, capturing the urban essence and feelings that emerge in the moment.

Biography

Veronica Paulon, currently pursuing a Master of Architecture at Cornell University, earned her B.F.A. in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design with Summa cum laude honors. Having served as an Assistant Designer at both BIG in Barcelona and MVRDV in Rotterdam, she has actively contributed to sustainable design practices by being LEED AP BD+D certified. Her professional journey also includes significant involvement in medium- to large-scale projects at BNI Structural Engineers, such as the Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal in Nassau, the Carnival Cruise Terminal in Miami, and the Embassair Private Terminal at Opa Locka Airport. She is currently working on her master's thesis, "Mapping history as a form of dialogue: Unveiling a Future Identity for Cyprus' Green Line," for which she was awarded the 2023 Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship.

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