Colored Lines

One modernist tendency is to eliminate the distinction between color and drawing by reducing the work to colored lines. The idea has a beautiful simplicity and logic. It looks like the artist of this piece has assimilated the late unfinished works of Mondrian, the ones made of colored tape, to the slender panels of Robert Mangold.

Dora Maurer, Quasi-image No. 86 1983

Dora Maurer, Quasi-image No. 86 1983

The painted panels stand on the floor against the wall. In this other piece the panel has been cut out, leaving only the colored lines, and the source looks to be Islamic decoration. Sculpture and painting, as well as color, line and composition all at once.


Walter Obholzer, Otaku 6 1998

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