Posts tagged Drawing

Ilmārs Blumbergs, Books of Venice (2003), Drawing, paper, ink, charcoal, pencil

[more info. about the books here]

Ilmārs Blumbergs, Books of Venice (2003), Drawing, paper, ink, charcoal, pencil

[more info. about the books here]

Zöllner’s illusion and Agnes Martin’s lines, Color pencil drawing (diptych), 2010

Transcendental Physics, Toril Johannessen [more information here and here]

Zöllner’s illusion and Agnes Martin’s lines, Color pencil drawing (diptych), 2010

Transcendental Physics, Toril Johannessen [more information here and here]

Sharon Pazner, Unfolded: Bullseye (2011), Rust Print

[have a look at concrete series here]

Sharon Pazner, Unfolded: Bullseye (2011), Rust Print

[have a look at concrete series here]

“Congruity could be disrupted by a metaphorical complexity within a literal system. Literal usage becomes incantory when all metaphors are suppressed. Here language is built, not written. Yet, discursive literalness is apt to be a container for a radical metaphor. Literal statements often conceal violent analogies. The mind resists the false identity of such circumambient suggestions, only to accept an equally false logical surface.” — Robert Smithson [more / the collected writings]

[my sense of language is that it is matter and not ideas - i.e., “printed matter”]

Robert Smithson, A Heap of Language, Pencil drawing, 1966

“Congruity could be disrupted by a metaphorical complexity within a literal system. Literal usage becomes incantory when all metaphors are suppressed. Here language is built, not written. Yet, discursive literalness is apt to be a container for a radical metaphor. Literal statements often conceal violent analogies. The mind resists the false identity of such circumambient suggestions, only to accept an equally false logical surface.” — Robert Smithson [more / the collected writings]

[my sense of language is that it is matter and not ideas - i.e., “printed matter”]

Robert Smithson, A Heap of Language, Pencil drawing, 1966

“Mohr establishes a project, and like an engineer - sets about designing the limits/traits of his system.” [read the rest here]

“Even though my work process is rational and systematic, its results can be unpredictable. Like a journey, only the starting point and a hypothetical destination is known. What happens during the journey is often unexpected and surprising.” — Manfred Mohr

Manfred Mohr, Programme 25 “Circle Illusions”. This program is based on a visual phenomenon that forces the eye of the observer to see a circle in space or rows of the grid.

Bernar Venet, Undetermined Line, Executed in 1990 

Oilstick on paper laid down on canvas

Bernar Venet, Undetermined Line, Executed in 1990 

Oilstick on paper laid down on canvas