Brea-02_Dream-Pages_Carlos Matallana

This is a two-page spread, with each page divided into four narrower horizontal panels. Both pages are filled by the artist’s illustrations: white outlines drawn against a black background that has also some white specks. On the left page, a right hand reaches progressively farther into each panel from the top of the frame. In the panels on the right page, the hand curls and straightens its fingers, from which something drips; reaches toward the bottom of the frame, from which another right hand emerges; then grasps the other hand.

Carlos Matallana. Excerpt from “Brea” (a two-page spread). 2017. Ink on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.