Zonder titel, circa 1916 | Untitled, approx. 1916 Potlood en Indische inkt op calqueerpapier | Lead pencil and Indian ink on tracing paper 49 x 67 cm
Zonder titel, circa 1916 | Untitled, approx. 1916 Potlood en blauw kleurpotlood op calqueerpapier | Lead pencil and blue colored pencil on tracing paper 48 x 69 cm
Robert Gie. is a carpenter until 1908, when he is hospitalized in a psychiatric institution at Rosegg due to hallucinatory disorders. From 1916 on, becoming increasingly reclusive, he devotes himself feverishly to drawing on walls or on bits of paper he manages to salvage. His drawings are characterized by complex networks of cables that penetrate the figures, crossing through them and extending into others.