Recently on show at Modern Art Oxford, It’s Me To The World, including work by Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq and Richard Long… A polished graphite circle reflects from above a chalk-white linear labyrinth. Both SHIFT and Walking a Labyrinth are technically two-dimensional works and yet transcend the confines of 2-D. SHIFT by Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq, reflects light and appears to hover like an ethereal portal or UFO, perceptually breaking free from the white gallery wall upon which it has been created. The […]
The Box That Never Closes | Michael Craig-Martin | 1967 | minimalist sculpture | gloss wood photograph by Vesna Milinkovic-Cotter The late 60’s feel of this sculpture caught my eye immediately – the geometric form, creamy white gloss surface and rectilinear woodgrain outline are an aesthetic dream. Note the highly conceptual approach to this work, reminding me of Craig-Martin’s American contemporary Bruce Nauman, both born in 1941. This is a very special minimalist piece, even the title matches Nauman’s matter-of-fact style in […]
WALL vi | abstract photograph | December 2015 Between you, me and the wall we’ve hit one haven’t you heard? they have ears but no heart wall to wall, walled off. *
TRANSIT October 2015 | print: solvent ink on layout paper | 600dpi | 30 x 21cm (12 x 8″) Abstract print with spherical objects and calligraphy style motif. TRANSIT We’re all just passing through. *
Homage To Josef Albers: Square October 2015 | collage: recycled tissue paper & Indian ink | 600dpi | 30 x 21cm (12 x 8″) Quadrilateral dreaming of square earth: all four corners are equal.
Opposable Thumb October 2015 | fingerprint ink on A4 layout paper | 600dpi | 30 x 21cm (12 x 8″) OPPOSABLE THUMBS …allow the digits to grasp and handle objects and are characteristic of primates. Opposable thumbs allow the digits to grasp objects and build iMacs and are characteristic of monkeys. *
PAPERKUT II October 2015 | fingerprint ink on A4 layout paper | 600dpi | 30 x 21cm (12 x 8″) IDENTITY Isn’t everything about perception? I’ve always wondered about where we come from, more specifically, who are we? As conscious beings, we find ourselves born to a planet rotating in a spookily quiet area of space, and that’s always struck me as odd – statistically speaking, we just cannot be the only planet with intelligent life, and yet this subject is […]