Posts Tagged ‘drawing

04
Jun
12

Seana Reilly : Graphite Works

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I make this work because I am intrigued by the play between the loose organic line and the tight architectonic line, the natural world and the intellectualized account of the natural world, the fact and the symbol for the fact, the life of the body and the life of the mind.” ~ Seana Reilly

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‘ThriceSurfeit’
Graphite on paper
Seana Reilly
8” x 8”
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‘InviolateRush’
Graphite on paper
Seana Reilly
8” x 8”
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‘ResolvingKazimir’
Graphite on Dibond
Seana Reilly
48” x 48”
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‘Spillway’
Graphite on Dibond
Seana Reilly
12” x 12”
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‘ThermalRise’
Graphite on Dibond
Seana Reilly
12” x 12”
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‘FractureGradient’
Graphite on Dibond
Seana Reilly
12” x 12”
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‘SecondaryVenting’
Graphite on Dibond
Seana Reilly
30” x 30”
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In my current body of work I am pouring a graphite preparation onto a non-porous surface, then using the same forces that shaped the earth to shape my imagery – gravity, fluid dynamics, sedimentation, and erosion. My use of graphite in these works speaks to both the arts and the sciences; it simultaneously references the artistic practice of drawing, vast geologic processes, and the carbon-base of all life forms. While pouring the liquid graphite, I restrain parts of the organic flow through architectural interventions or impediments. These constraints draw attention to the discrepancy between the natural physical properties of earth-based materials and the forms of control, both physical and mental, that humans routinely superimpose over them. The creation of the graphite ground is an exercise in giving up control, letting nature take its course. My interventions allude to human efforts to understand, classify, and mentally subdue those acts of nature. Semiotics, science, and Buddhist philosophy are all source materials for my work, which is a further exploration into insights gained during my years practicing Vipassana meditation. Through this practice I became aware of a break between the physical world and my mental perceptions of that world. I was able to experience the physical without attaching emotional or mental constructs to it – to separate the sensation of an itch from the urge to scratch it. The making of these works also allows me to experience vast geologic processes on a more intimate scale. It is my way of participating in this humbling immensity, a way to hold a small piece in my hand. It is the Tao’s world in a blade of grass. It is Joan Didion’s sense of belonging and purpose in an earthquake… ~ [ Seana Reilly : Artist Statement ]

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Seana Reilly : Website

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22
Apr
12

Anthony McCall : Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture (Installation)

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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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“Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture”
Installation/Projections
Anthony McCall
2012
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Anthony McCall became known at the beginning of the 1970s for his unique light installations, the so-called solid light films. Hamburger Bahnhof is presenting the largest exhibition of his work to date. A selection of his works from the past ten years will be shown in the historic central hall of the museum. The spacious former railway station with its numerous windows will be transformed for the duration of the exhibition into a cinema space (black box), filled only with haze and veils of light.

McCall has developed a signature technique for his work: animated lines, drawn in white on black, are projected into a room filled with fine haze (originally smoke and dust) so that the two-dimensional drawings are articulated as seemingly tangible, sculptural forms in real space. The artist began this series with the influential film ‘Line Describing a Cone’ and then continued to develop the concept in installations like ‘Long Film for Four Projectors’ (1974).

Originally inspired by the filmic avant-garde, from the very beginning the artist turned cinema on its head, slowed it down, and created a fully traversable, populist space. Thus, his works exist at the borders of cinema, sculpture and drawing. The works are ephemeral, yet they seem tangible and physical. Projected horizontally through the space onto the wall, or – as in his most recent works – from the ceiling to the floor, they engulf the viewer in singular, slow-moving cones of light.

The horizontal works are still reminiscent of the viewing situation in the cinema, where the projector beam is cast lengthwise onto the screen. The vertical projections however, shine light from the ceiling and can be circumnavigated by the viewer, thus moving more fully into the sphere of sculpture. Here too, McCall uses organic, sinuous lines; many works also make direct reference to the body, as illustrated by titles like ‘Between You and I’ and ‘Meeting You Halfway’. Despite his conceptual and formal rigour, McCall always creates an open space where viewers can move around freely, interact with the works, communicate with each other or simply just stroll around. ~ Extract : Exhibition Concept

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Anthony McCall : ‘Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture’

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15
Feb
12

Hélène de Gottal : Artworks

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‘Untitled’
Hélène de Gottal
Mixed Media on Paper
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‘Untitled’
Hélène de Gottal
Mixed Media on Paper
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‘Untitled’
Hélène de Gottal
Mixed Media on Paper
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‘Untitled’
Hélène de Gottal
Mixed Media on Paper
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‘Untitled’
Hélène de Gottal
Mixed Media on Paper
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‘Untitled’
Hélène de Gottal
Mixed Media on Paper
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Hélène de Gottal : Galerie Faider

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11
Feb
12

Tianmeng Zhu : Paintings

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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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Zhu Tianming : Galerie Faider

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03
Feb
12

Pere Salinas : ‘Collage Poética’ (Artwork Video)

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Pere Salinas : Website

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03
Feb
12

Pere Salinas : ‘Contra Pessoa’ Series (Collages)

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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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‘Contra Pessoa’ Series
Pere Salinas
Collage
2009
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Pere Salinas : Website

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