Biomorphic

The previous comments on Hofmann and Stella started me thinking about this work.

Frank Stella, Biographical (Q-2) 1990

Most of the Moby Dick works combine the curvy forms of the wave/whale shapes with geometrical sections, but this one is completely biomorphic, maybe even expressionist. The crumpling and bending of the wave/whale shape at the front and even more the one behind it, which also seems to be spray painted, recalls John Chamberlain, but that’s maybe too obvious a connection. How about Hofmann? Formally it’s about layering forms on top of or in front of each other to hide, cut and edit—as well as to make new.

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