Archives for posts tagged ‘modernism’

Ralston Crawford

Ralston Crawford From top to bottom: Whitestone Bridge (1939), Boat and Grain Elevators No. 2 (1942), From the Bridge (1942), Nassau #5 (1963-1967) “Painter, printmaker, and photographer Ralston Crawford created both abstract compositions and representational images characterized by precision, clarity, and rational geometry. Crawford spent his youth in Buffalo, New York and often accompanied his father, a ship’s captain, on travels on […]

Carmelo Arden Quin

Carmelo Arden Quin From Top: Murcurial (1945), Coplanal (1945), Négal (1946), Composition (1945-6) “Carmelo Arden Quin was born in 1913 in Rivera Uruguay, a town on the Brazilian border. He had an uncle who painted cubist paintings, and in 1934 in Rivera Arden Quin created his first surviving painting, “Naturel Morte Cubiste” or “Cubist Still Life.” In Montevideo twenty-one year […]

Theo van Doesburg

  Theo van Doesburg From top to bottom: Still Life (1913), Design for the Central Hall of a University (1923), Maison Particuliere: Axonometric Drawing (1923), and Contra-Construction Project Axonometric (1923) “Born Christian Emil Küpper in 1883 into an artistic family in Utrecht, he only became “Theo Doesburg” when he started painting – his adopted name being borrowed from his stepfather. The “van” […]

Manfred Mohr

Manfred Mohr Work from his oeuvre. “…The inevitable question that arises in response to algorithmic based art is the aesthetic value of something where the work is supposedly done primarily by a computer. The artist to some is perceived as absent from such mathematical constraints and rules of logic. It’s as if to give way […]

Gertrud Goldschmidt

Gertrud Goldschmidt Work from Reticulárea. “Only the increasingly calligraphic quality of Gego’s (Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912–1994) work and her interest in experimental engineering prepares us for the radical leap performed by her Reticulárea, which was first exhibited in June 1969 at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. The work, made of meshes and nets of […]

François Morellet

François Morellet Work from his oeuvre. “…For Morellet, a work of art refers only to itself. His titles are generally sophisticated, show some word play, and describe the “constraints” or “rules” that he used to create them. Like other contemporary artists who use constraints and chance (or the aleatory) in their works (John Cage in music, […]

François Morellet

François Morellet Work from his oeuvre. “…For Morellet, a work of art refers only to itself. His titles are generally sophisticated, show some word play, and describe the “constraints” or “rules” that he used to create them. Like other contemporary artists who use constraints and chance (or the aleatory) in their works (John Cage in […]

Samir Mougas

Samir Mougas Work from his oeuvre. “In a logical result of both a distant legacy of the readymade, assimilation practices of sampling, sample, quotation or appropriation of the art of recent decades, or ways of thinking and classification is needed in the era of the web, many artists working today it is possible to name […]

Timur Si-Qin

Timur Si-Qin Work from Legend at Fluxia. “For the project presented at Fluxia, Si-Qin activates the narrative potential surrounding the gallery by traveling to Oria, the hometown of Valentina, one of the gallerists. There he meets her father, Ennio, a medieval reenactment hobbyist, and proceeds to shoot a video of the gallerists (Valentina and Angelica) […]

Notes on a New Nature

Notes on a New Nature Curated by Nicholas O’Brien @ 319 Scholes, opens November 10. Images : Chris Collins – Strange Situation Joe Hamilton - Hypergeography Garrett Lynch – Netscapes Sara Ludy – Projection Monitor Kate Steciw – Depth Mapping (The Mountain) “Notes on a New Nature is a physical manifestation of an ongoing research project conducted by […]