Posts Tagged ‘reduced

22
Feb
12

Roberta Vilić : Paintings

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Roberta Vilic
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Roberta Vilic
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Works of Roberta Vilić act as “fields of memory (reminiscence)“- they are places of intimate, symbolical exchange, where private perception transforms into a visual code. “The work itself is a screen of the authors interior“, wrote Janja Feric for the occasion of Roberta Vilic’s exhibition in gallery Galežnica end 2002. Evocational character of the matter transforms the painting surface into a suggestive field. In the tactile game of associations, from structure of the matter itself rise or disperse diagrams and traces. Leaving an imprint of time eroded walls and evocate a metaphorical picture of passing of time.

Moreover, Roberta’s works constitute researches of space and surface/plane, structure, matter, and material. These are abstract compositions of reduced coloring, summarized to approbation of patterns of monochrome surfaces, grey, black or white, they are close to minimalism, and they address void and surface as central figures, activating the relation between positive and negative. On the surface of the painting, layer closest to the observer, one can sense words or letters as the only reference to the world of externality, and which in subsequent elaborations and research loses its narrative character by becoming an unobtrusive symbol, and by adopting abstract character of the sign. During this sublimation process a shift is apparent, deep ponderation, which results with cumulative sense of easement of the structure, its purification and appeasement.

The new works are produced in the continuity of the author’s expression, certain form-content patterns, and visible close communication with the heritage of informell. In time we find revelations and researches of a technical nature. Alongside parts of text and letters, cuts, scratches, ruptures and gaps appear as peer elements. The author addresses them as one does a graphical matrix. These are all messages inserted in the matter and contribute its expressive power and re-evaluation of our comprehension of elementary world of matter. Without evocating objective signs and symbols by principle of tautology. By conceptualization of reduction and recurrence methods, in almost monotone repetitiveness rhythm and change are bought by minimal and discreet shifts which emphasize uniqueness of multi-layered structure of each individual work. – Extract: Branka Benčić – Marisall Gallery

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Roberta Vilić : Marisall Galerija

Roberta Vilić : More Works

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16
Mar
11

Stephan Tillmans : Light Point Systems (Photography)

LIGHT POINT SYSTEMS

The dot orders are television screens, which were photographed at the moment of being turned off. The shutter button is pressed when the power switch on the television is pressed. The camera captures the image in the moment when it breaks down. The television picture is no longer visible – instead, a structure of light, which in a fraction of a second, disappears in the picture tube and collapses. The TV image is abstracted in this process and reduced to its essential element: the light or an order which is generated from the light beam of the tube.

This order is different for each TV. The exposure time and the time of admission have a significant impact on the image object – the later the camera is triggered, the further advanced the collapse of the picture. The photographs address their essential difference between abstraction and concretisation in photography or more precisely: the ratio of external reference and self-reference. They show the collapse of the television image and thus the collapse of the reference. The dot systems therefore describe one of the essential characteristics of concrete photography. [Extract : Stephan Tillmans]

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Stephan Tillmans : Website

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12
Jul
10

Tony Smith : Sculptor

Tony Smith : Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
Installation View : Matthew Marks Gallery
2008

Tony Smith : Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
Installation View : Matthew Marks Gallery
2008

Tony Smith : Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
Installation View : Matthew Marks Gallery
2008

Tony Smith : Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
Installation View : Matthew Marks Gallery
2008

Tony Smith : Marriage, Night, We Lost
Installation View : Matthew Marks Gallery
2006

Tony Smith : For Series
Installation View : Matthew Marks Gallery
2002

Tony Smith : For Series
Installation View : Matthew Marks Gallery
2002

Tony Smith (born 1912) made more than 50 large-scale sculptures between 1960 and his death in 1980. Their distinct black finish and geometric forms represent one of the supreme achievements in American sculpture, and his unique vision has proven enormously influential on subsequent generations. A contemporary of the Abstract Expressionists, many of whom were his close friends, Smith studied architecture, then began painting in the 1930s before turning to architecture full-time in the 1940s to support his family. It was not until the late 1950s that he began to make sculpture, and he had his first one-person exhibition in 1964. Two years later Smith was included in Primary Structures, one of the most important exhibitions of the 1960s, at The Jewish Museum, New York. [Extract : Matthew Marks Gallery]

Tony Smith : Sculpture, Painting, Drawing

Tony Smith : Marriage, Night, We Lost

Tony Smith : For Series




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