From literature to the comic
Laura Pérez Vernetti
08.02.2017 – 14.02.2017
Wednesday 8 February and Tuesday 14 February, at 7 pm
Free entry. Limited places
The seminar First Person Plural explores the transfers between testimony and estrangement, those never harmonious links that develop in art, philosophy and image production, where collective statements converge with individual practices.
In this second edition, drawer and illustrator Laura Pérez Vernetti, Laura, offers a critical journey through her career, dealing with her early works, dating from the beginning of the 1980s, and with special emphasis on her more recent projects.
From James Baldwin to Vladimir Mayakovsky , from Fernando Pessoa to Jack London or Carson McCullers, in Laura’s graphic narratives writers and poets have played a substantial role, to the extent that we could talk, using the artist’s own words, of a “third language” born of the never tacit hybridization between the comic and literature.
Laura Pérez Vernetti (Barcelona, 1958), who sometimes signs as Laura, is a cartoonist and illustrator. She has done work for well-known Spanish and foreign publications including the magazine El Víbora, where she worked for a decade (1981-1991), La Luna (Madrid), Erotic Stories (UK), Marie Claire (Italy), Bagatelle (France) and Konkursbuch Verlag (Germany) and many others. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions, such as the Salón del Cómic de Barcelona, the Salon International de la BD in Angoulême and Le favolose matite colorate nel mondo, a travelling exhibition that toured Italy with work by the best international women illustrators. Her latest books have been Yo, Rilke (2016); Poémic (2015), with Ferran Fernández; El caso Maiakowski (2014); and La huelga general (2013), based on the short story The Dream of Debs by Jack London, all of them published by Luces de Gálibo.