Aleksandr Rodchenko, Spatial Construction no.12, 1920
" In 1920–21, Rodchenko produced a series of "spatial constructions" that marked abstraction’s move from painted surface to three-dimensional object. Each work was based on the principle of repeating a single form: square, circle, triangle, and here, in this only work surviving from the series, ellipse, which the artist cut in concentric bands from a single piece of painted plywood, working from the outer edge to the center. Each spatial construction could be closed to form a flat plane, but when open it became an airy volume suspended above the ground. Simple as they seem, Rodchenko’s spatial constructions declared an end to the devices of traditional sculpture, being without figuration, mass, or pedestal. "→
Leaner: Fusion and Russian Violet
reclaimed house paint, wood, and mixed media
66 inches in height
Suck by Anish Kapoor.
John Wells, Untitled, 1963
Sometimes the Earth looks right back at you