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Open System

date > May 2018
media > archival photographic prints on folded paper.
size > 38 x 31 x 33 cm
status > available

> Made from folded pieces of paper, printed with macro photographs of painterly marks taken around artists studios and from the finished works of other artists as well as my own.

> The irregular polygon is made from so-called sonobo units that slot together without glue. It is deliberately left open to suggest that ever more units could be added.

> It is both a regular and an irregular structure, struggling to hold its own weight. To me itís a symbol of the contemporary state of painting: slightly unruly, an accretion of history as old as humanity, with some openings still, a strange anxious beauty.

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