Simplicity of Line

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With concept reduced to linear simplicity, attention is captured. A night photo of Jetelovà’s ‘Iceland Project’ lifts a fiber optic line into a simplified 3-dimensional description of rugged terrain. Fontana’s ‘Concetto Spaziale’ focuses attention on the disturbance of lines slashed into the pristine flat surface of a primed canvas. Büttner’s large scale incised line woodcut captures the structure of a marquee using only the most critical lines.


Magdalena Jetelovà, ’Iceland Project‘, fiber optics line defines terrain, 1992
Photo via socks-studio 


Lucio Fontana, ‘Concetto Spaziale’, primed canvas with slashed cuts, 1965
Photo via sotheby’s


Andrea Büttner, ‘Tent, (marquee)’, incised woodcut on paper, diptych measures approx. 2 x 2.5 meters, 2012  
Photo via davidkordanskygallery


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