|Untitled by Rudolf Stingle (1993)|
In fact this work has already challenged my distaste for the 'Untitled' label - what would/could you call it? It's this or the minimal Orange Carpet I suppose.
The work allows the viewer to engage and make a mark - reminding me of those early cave paintings but I suppose it's a touch of subversion too in what many of use take as a sombre viewing experience.
Seems the artist Rudolf Stingle has a bit of history of these works - CarpetRight anyone?
We took a look at Mondrian's works too and it generally on closer observation felt more complex than a quick look would suggest -I remain amused about his falling out with a colleague who started doing some non linear work (although he started in a representational style) .
|Sparse even by Mondrian's standard|
|And with added Blue and Yellow|
|And nearby building reminded me of the 'De Stijle' style too|
|A variety of prints of an Electric Chair|
|Another famous work by Andy|
Andy gave good quote too and Ed used (and uses) text .
|An example of the man's words|
|Ed Ruscha uses words in his works|
As well as Pop we had a look at some interventionist works as well as (perhaps) conceptual (isn't it all?).
|Parthenon of books by Marta Minujin - it's about Argentina and made from books that were banned during the junta time there|
|A bit out of character for Caro?|
|Look at the words added|
|Salt Flat (1968) And a Directed Harvest (1966) both by Dennis Oppenheim|
After this we spent some time in the Switch looking at work which I again would characterise as being about materials (more about this later).
|Clocking in at £52 21|
At this weeks visit we also asked ourselves about the White Cube gallery concept - walls that do not intrude or comment on the work - seems a white floor too would be excessive and they're generally neutral and in case of Tate Modern Wood.
Front Doors (all roads lead home)
As they say and here it does..
|Said to have been used by Steptoe & Son|
|The Old Front Door looks the same|