Archives for posts tagged ‘color’

Noam Rappaport

Noam Rappaport From top to bottom: Installation View at ATM Gallery, NYC (2008), 2×6 and Yellow and Blue (2010), Right Face  (2009), Installation View at Ratio 3 San Fransisco  (2013) “Each detail in the eight works on view here—all part of Noam Rappaport’s debut show at James Fuentes—is remarkably self-possessed. By detail, I mean a dash or dab of […]

Karen Kilimnik

  Karen Kilimnik From top to bottom: The Matterhorn at Night, Dreamland, 9pm, 3am, Zermatt (2007), The Perch (2003), Candle Burning (1996), The North Face (2005) “Kilimnik was first acclaimed for her so-called scatter-art installations of various bits of pop cultural detritus strewn about a gallery space to create a sensibility somewhere between the postminimalism of Robert Morris and Barry […]

Anne Truitt

Anne Truitt From top to bottom: A Wall of Apricots (1968), Catawba (1962), Morning Choice (1968), Parva XXXIII (1993) “Born in 1921 in Baltimore and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Truitt was inspired by the natural and architectural environment of her childhood. After a stint in clinical psychology and fiction writing, Anne Truitt began her art career in […]

Liubov’ Popova

Liubov’ Popova “In 1912 and 1913 Lyubov Popova studied in Paris. So she was very familiar with the developments of Cubism. She also made trips to Italy where she saw Futurist work firsthand. But unlike either Cubism or Futurism she really takes a jump and severs this connection with the visual world to try to […]

Milton Avery

Milton Avery From top to bottom: Interlude (1960), Black Sea (1959), White Sea (1947), Offshore Island (1958) “Milton Avery’s landscapes, still lifes, and figure compositions derive their expressive power from their abstracted, flat shapes and luminous yet subtle color. His subjects seem unremarkable, but the manner in which he treats them is exceptional, for through his strong, simple designs, his intimate scenes […]

Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay From top to bottom: Blanket (1911), Solar Prism (1914), Electric Prisms (1914), Rhythm (1945) “A world of color would be ideal, where one could create emotions accordingly. We could live by impressions the way a blind man lives by touch. We could vivify or seduce, transmute or emote, the possibilities are endless. A world of color so fine and […]

Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson Work from Random Hexadecimal Colors, Sorted Numerically “Each frame, a set of 2,073,600 (or 1920×1080) random hexadecimal color values are created, sorted numerically, and drawn to the screen. Values range from #000000 – #FFFFFF (black to white), with all possible colors in between. Frames are created using custom software, which are exported and rendered […]

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin Work from Portable Monuments “Portable Monuments continues the artists’ preoccupation with Brecht’s remarkable 1955 publication War Primer. Using a series of coloured blocks as a lexicon, Broomberg and Chanarin have developed a code that – like Brecht’s poems – has become a methodology for interrogating and deconstructing photographic press images. […]

Carlos Jiménez Cahua

Carlos Jiménez Cahua Work form his oeuvre “I have been engaged in structuralist investigations in photography (both digital and analog) as driven by an abiding interest in the image and the material carrying that image. Analog photographic work has involved the making of cameraless photographs (which could be termed “photograms,” but I find that term imports […]

Travess Smalley

Travess Smalley Work from “Capture Physical Presence“. “Throughout all of this formal experimentation, Smalley is referring to, borrowing from, and combining a broad range of influences. There are, on one hand, the various strategies plucked from art history, particularly 20th century modernism. Some of these allusions are stylistic: echoed throughout the book, for instance, are […]