''T 71 - 9', 1971, gouache on paper50 x 50 cm 'T 72 - 3', 1972, gouache on paper 50 x 50 cm Silkscreen on paper, 1973, 45 x 45 cm Commission Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne Silkscreen on paper, 1973, 45 x 45 cm Commission Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne 'T 72 - 7', 1972, gouache on paper 50 x 50 cm 'T 74 - 9', 1974, gouache on paper 50 x 50 cm 'Four lines in combination', 1974, woolen threads app. 50 x 200 cm 'Four lines around a quare', 1974, woolen thread app. 100 x 150 cm |
1969 - 1975I made many drawings and silk-screen-prints in the 1970's in which repetitive processes based on non-artistic choices were visualized. Almost all of these came out of statistical results. For example: in how many ways can 4 squares be split over a larger square that is itself split in 4 quadrants, that each contain a smaller square. Or, how many ways are there to combine 4 differently coloured horizontal lines ? Regularity, interactions and complexity leading to beautiful and intriguing results. By not using a computer or plotter, but by choosing an artisan's pen, a certain subjectivity remained, a minimum of artistic expression. At the end of the first period, stretched coloured woollen threads replaced the drawn line. Regularity remained the rule, but hard became soft' |