Posts Tagged ‘elementary

21
Mar
11

Marco Tirelli : Mixed Media on Paper

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“Untitled”
mixed media on paper
140 x 112 cm
2008

“Untitled”
mixed media on paper
140 x 112 cm
2008

“Untitled”
mixed media on paper
140 x 112 cm
2008

“Untitled”
mixed media on paper
140 x 112 cm
2008

“Untitled”
mixed media on paper
140 x 112 cm
2008

“Untitled”
mixed media on paper
140 x 112 cm
2008

“Untitled”
mixed media on paper
140 x 112 cm
2008

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The artist attempted to draw our attention to the internal coherence that characterizes his work over time. While the consistent foundation for Tirelli’s art is geometric abstraction, his paintings are not rigidly rationalist, deterministic, aprioristic, or deductive. The artist does not devise disembodied schemas, and his forms, volumes, and spaces–while primary, even elementary–are not ideal essences but instead seem impregnated by the empirical concreteness of experience as we perceive it.

Tirelli often works with deviations of perspective, perceptual “slips,” and spatial incongruities of vision, from which optical ambiguities cannot help but arise. Many of his forms and volumetric planes result from the progressive purification and distillation of everyday objects such as boxes and drawers, stairs and shelves. And his colors are never pure or harsh but are subtly modulated with light and shade; in other words, they are colors of real life and not its projection or ideal model. [Extract : ArtForum]

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Marco Tirelli : Studio Trisorio

Marco Tirelli : Galleria dello Scudo

Marco Tirelli : Galleria Alessandro Bagnai

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29
Sep
10

Edgar Martins : “When Light Casts no Shadow” Series.

“In reflecting on the complexity of the negotiations between estranged lives and de-territorialised worlds, one might wonder if the generic city is synonymous with the contemporary airport. Immured in temporality and suffering from a sense of historical discontinuity, the airport is the elementary expression of abstract space. It renders everyone weightless. It is the space of the uprooted and, as if to confirm the term terrain vague, in my images sky and ground collide, overlap and blur. The cloudy ambiguity of these images pulls us into a deep absence, a sliding, fleeting and powerful somewhere, where everything is indeterminate and difficult to decode, with only the lights and airport hieroglyphics to orientate us.  The juxtaposition of sign and shape echoes the overlapping of time and space, disturbing language and meaning itself.” Edgar Martins


C-type Prints : “When Light Casts no Shadow” Series : 2008

Edgar Martins was granted airside access to some of the most interesting airports in Europe. The ones he chose have had a key role in history or the history of aviation (for example the Azores, was a compulsory stop for transatlantic flights prior to 1970 and a military base in both World Wars).

Almost all his images were produced at night, using the aprons’ floodlights, moonlight, long or double exposures of between ten minutes to two hours. Some of the airports on the Azores archipelago are unique. They are amongst the very few black-tarred runways in the world, and it is the relationship between the dark tarmac and the fluorescent painted signs and runway markings that lie at the heart of some of Martins’ most arresting images.

This unusual combination allowed him to produce incredibly abstract images, with a very long depth of field and often with the use of minimal lighting. In some, sky and ground merge in darkness with only the lights and airport hieroglyphics to orient us. Yet even these are hard to decode, for whilst this is a landscape of signs that can be read by the knowledgeable – pilots and air traffic controllers, for example – it remains perplexing to the uninitiated.

There are also areas in which this complex visual language is further ruptured, as new and old markings merge, echoing the overlapping of time, space and different eras, and disturbing language and meaning itself. These juxtapositions of sign and shape and their ambiguity of meaning are central to these remarkable images. is at the heart of these remarkable images. [Extract : IPA Gallery]

Edgar Martins : Website

Edgar Martins : Saatchi Gallery

Edgar Martins Series : Minimal Exposition

The Accidental Theorist Series : Kopeikin Gallery




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