Figures on a Ground, Perspectives on Minimal Art


10/06/2020 - 12/12/2020

Figures on a Ground, Perspectives on Minimal Art :: © Claudia Comte, Baby Blue and Salmon Circle (Triangular painting), 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery

Figures on a Ground. Perspectives on Minimal Art challenges obvious juxtapositions such as the universal vs. the personal; the rational vs. the emotional; calmness vs. hysteria, which have often been used as a vehicle to delineate Minimalism as an artistic approach that denies the external world. Self-referential and non-representative, the widespread use of mass-produced, standardised and industrial materials only further stressed this notion of human detachment. Breaking open this rigid and singular definition, the exhibition takes shape as an enticing amalgam of historic and contemporary approaches to Minimal art, including radical geometric abstract sculpture and hard-edge painting.

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