Morellet: Light Blue
1953, Franšois Morellet has concerned himself with the concept
of pictorial space as a structure which tends to be unending
and which exceeds the boundaries of the picture. Artistic imagination
in the traditional sense is, however, ruled out, since Morellet
first lays down the rules of play and systems, which can lead
to different coincidental results in the finished works.
the sixties, Morellet further developed the possibilities of coincidental
systems, including kinetic moments
and, from 1963, neon as a material in his work. In the seventies
he confronted the issue of the relationship
between the pictorial figure, bearer and the space around it
by dividing these up and transplanting them to an unstable position.
first commissions for public works allowed him to realize his
investigations, which he called "architectonic disintegrations",
in public buildings and find larger connections. There is often
a self-willed geometry which penetrates
the structural texture of his work and anarchically and playfully
infiltrates its visibly domineering character.
Meaning behind the Methods
can be said of all Morellet's work that
the method interests him more than the pictorial end
result. However, he is very careful to ensure that the latter
is perceived both as aesthetically pleasing and as visually
attractive by the beholder.
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