The project Universe consists of 1004 drawings made by Ricardo Brey between the autumn of 2002 and the spring of 2003, displayed in 99 iron and glass showcases . It was presented for the first time at the S.M.A.K in Gent in October 2006 . The Universe represents not only the description of a fictional cosmos but also an encyclopedia of the most diverse materials and techniques that Brey has been using in his work for 30 years . He has combined assemblages, drawings and painting in hybrid form. The main subdivisions are devoted to fishes, birds, plants, floods, insects or the moon; drawings are displayed in free association with each other in 99 horizontal showcases especially foreseen by Ricardo Brey for this installation . Entering the space the spectator discovers a fascinating world unfolding itself and is submerged into an ocean of drawings , moving within and feeling surrounded by them , visually making his own associations. Together with the exhibition a 500-page book has been published, in which the 1004 drawings are reproduced at a 90% scale and where the only text is a detailed description of each work, in this the project will be kept together as a whole and will be able to reach far and as many people as possible.