Bart Stolle: Meditations for Hotel Rooms
Oktober Publications, 2021
The title of this book tells us what to do: meditate. Like most forms of meditation, these drawings are objectless, they even appear to have been created in an automatic manner. Belgian artist Bart Stolle (b. 1974) seems to have fallen prey to the rhythm of a plotter, converting unknown data into line and points, making use of hiccups and coincidences, glitches and system errors, repetition and rhythm, infected patterns. They are mental landscapes, intuitively exploring analogue and digital drawing systems and transforming them into zones that cloud perception with noise and silences.