These pieces are inspired by Frank Stella’s Black paintings - hence the collections title :)
I remember when I first saw these paintings in New Yorkl I was so struck by how handmade they looked up close - which is the case many modernist abstract paintings created back in the 1950’s & 60’s. The lines, which from afar look totally pristine, actually had very fuzzy edges up close. The brushwork wasn’t clean at all, or at least, in the manner that I was expecting.
I think about this moment of looking quite often when I’m making line work like this. And about how the authority of the lines themselves will often make the marks of the hand, those foibles and drips and dips of the handmade, disappear almost completely unless you stick your nose right to them. The power of lines is that strong.
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