Posts Tagged ‘dust

08
Feb
12

Antoni Tàpies : ‘Color Lithographs’ (Artworks)

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“My wish is that we might progressively lose our confidence in what we think we
believe and the things we consider stable and secure, in order to remind ourselves
of the infinite number of things still waiting to be discovered…” – [Antoni Tapies]

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‘8 sobre llibre’
Color lithograph
Antoni Tàpies
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‘Untitled’
Color lithograph
Antoni Tàpies
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‘Untitled’
Color lithograph
Antoni Tàpies
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‘Envoltorio’
Color lithograph
Antoni Tàpies
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‘Lettre X’
Color lithograph
Antoni Tàpies
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‘Etiquette’
Color lithograph
Antoni Tàpies
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‘Divisé’
Color lithograph
Antoni Tàpies
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Tàpies shared a general sensibility which affected artists on both sides of the Atlantic after the Second World War and the dropping of the atomic bomb, and soon expressed an interest in matter – earth, dust, atoms and particles – which took the shape of the use of materials foreign to academic artistic expression and experiments with new techniques. He believes that the notion of matter must also be understood from the point of view of Medieval mysticism as magic, mimesis and alchemy. That is how we must see his wish for his works to have the power to transform our inner selves.

The works of the last years are, most of all, a reflection on pain – both physical and spiritual – understood as an integral part of life. Influenced by Buddhist thought, Tàpies believes that a better knowledge of pain allows us to soften its effects and therefore improve our quality of life. The passage of time, which has always been a constant in his work, now takes on fresh nuances when lived as a personal experience which brings greater self-knowledge and a clearer understanding of the world.

He’s consolidated an artistic language which visually conveys both his conception of art and certain philosophical concerns which have been renewed over the years. His practice is still open to the brutality of the present while offering a form which, despite its ductility, remains faithful to its origins. So the works of the last few years aren’t only fully contemporary, they’re also a record of his own past.

[Extract : Antoni Tàpies Collection]

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Antoni Tàpies Collection : Selected Works

Antoni Tàpies : Spaightwood Galleries

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10
Nov
11

Fernandoprats : Photography

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Yes, I like watching and I watch

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Fernandoprats
‘Yes, I like watching and I watch’
Part of “Instant compositions instants” series.
2010
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Right sense/s

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Fernandoprats
‘Right sense/s’
Part of “Barceloning” series.
2010
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through an abbreviated dictionary

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Fernandoprats
‘through an abbreviated dictionary’
Part of “Instant compositions instants” series.
2010
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I waited for you

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Fernandoprats
‘I waited for you’
Part of “Álbum sin nombre” series.
2011
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Mushrooms that spring with the thaw in winter

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Fernandoprats
‘Mushrooms that spring with the thaw in winter’
Part of “Organics are strange animals, never ending {¿^}” series.
2011
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Seen in Alicante, yes, please, like this

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Fernandoprats
‘Seen in Alicante, yes, please, like this’
Part of “Seening” series.
2011
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Some look green four times a week, at least
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Fernandoprats
‘Some look green four times a week, at least’
Part of “Elegance, please… monsters” series.
2011
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This particular sequence is constructed from numerous different series of ‘FotoWorks’ by Fernando. Therefore, I would encourage anyone who is intrigued by these marvelous works to click on each individual image to view texts & tags. This will resignify the speech of each image and each series, allowing for a better understanding of context and a further appreciation of the artists original intent.

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Website

More Works

Y Sin Embargo Magazine

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09
Nov
11

Kevin Haas : ‘Chicago Scribed’ (Photogravures)

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2 Color Photogravures
on Usomino Tissue
14.25 x 21.25″
2002
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2 Color Photogravures
on Usomino Tissue
14.25 x 21.25″
2002
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2 Color Photogravures
on Usomino Tissue
14.25 x 21.25″
2002
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2 Color Photogravures
on Usomino Tissue
14.25 x 21.25″
2002
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2 Color Photogravures
on Usomino Tissue
14.25 x 21.25″
2002
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2 Color Photogravures
on Usomino Tissue
14.25 x 21.25″
2002
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2 Color Photogravures
on Usomino Tissue
14.25 x 21.25″
2002
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This series of eight prints uses photographs taken in the city of Chicago through the plexiglass found on public transit shelters, covered with graffiti, dirt and other detritus. The interference of the dust, graffiti and scratches reaffirms both the 2-D surface of the print itself and the separation of the photograph from experience, locating representation within the realm of memory. [Chicago Scribed]

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Kevin Haas : Website

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17
Sep
10

Antoni Tàpies : Artist

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“to remind man of what in reality he is, to give him a theme for reflection, to shock him in order to
rescue him from the madness of inauthenticity and to lead him to self-discovery.” Antoni Tàpies

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Repliquer III
Antoni Tàpies
Colour etching
1981
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Untitled
Antoni Tàpies
Colour etching
1986
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Antoni Tàpies
Nobody is a nobody
Colour etching
1979
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Antoni Tàpies
Negre sobre vermell
ink and collage on paper
2008
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Antoni Tàpies
Affiche avant lettre
Color lithograph
1990
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Tàpies shared a general sensibility which affected artists on both sides of the Atlantic after the Second World War and the dropping of the atomic bomb, and soon expressed an interest in matter – earth, dust, atoms and particles – which took the shape of the use of materials foreign to academic artistic expression and experiments with new techniques. He believes that the notion of matter must also be understood from the point of view of Medieval mysticism as magic, mimesis and alchemy. That is how we must see his wish for his works to have the power to transform our inner selves.

The works of the last years are, most of all, a reflection on pain – both physical and spiritual – understood as an integral part of life. Influenced by Buddhist thought, Tàpies believes that a better knowledge of pain allows us to soften its effects and therefore improve our quality of life. The passage of time, which has always been a constant in his work, now takes on fresh nuances when lived as a personal experience which brings greater self-knowledge and a clearer understanding of the world.

In recent years he has consolidated an artistic language which visually conveys both his conception of art and certain philosophical concerns which have been renewed over the years. His artistic practice is still open to the brutality of the present while offering a form which, despite its ductility, remains faithful to its origins. And so the works of the last few years are not only fully contemporary, they are also a record of his own past. [Extract : Antoni Tàpies Collection]

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Antoni Tàpies Collection : Selected Works

Antoni Tàpies : Spaightwood Galleries

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