The nine sheets of the series Senderos de Luz. For Miguel Hernandez (Eng. Light Paths) were created as direct drawings on copper plates during an artist residency in Pollença, Mallorca. The “acid drawings” are a homage to the poetry of the Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez, who was arrested as an opponent of the Franco regime and died in 1942 at the age of 32. In his etchings, Partenheimer avoids all narrative but combines his abstract vocabulary with lyrical content. Thus, the group of work is characterized by an extraordinary linear concept of form and space which provides insight into a universe in which signs and marks open up to a metaphysical reality.
The term “acid drawings” for the technique of etching follows an interpretation of the artist and has been used in connection with his etchings since 1983. The term refers to the conceptual significance of a drawing (pictorial imagination), which is based exclusively on the notion and effect of varying time intensity in which the acid acts on the exposed line in the metal.