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Title

Infinex lumina #4


Artist

Sydney Ball

Australia

29 Oct 1933 -


About

'Infinex lumina #4', from Sydney Ball’s recent 'Infinex' series, builds upon his modular works of the 1960s. It presents a number of shaped canvases in a deliberate arrangement on a white wall. The individual shapes relate to each other in various combinations, both in terms of their form and colour. There is an exquisite subtlety of saturated and vibrating colour, which produces a poetic optical effect.

Ball’s work was pivotal to the development of a decidedly Australian version of international colour-field painting. In 1968 it was shown in the landmark exhibition 'The field', held at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the first comprehensive exhibition of Australian colour-field painting.


Details


Date

2010


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

295.0 x 360.0 cm overall :

a - (golden yellow panel); 44.2 x 117 cm

b - (long thin light blue panel); 15.2 x 176.5 cm

c - (large red/green panel); 118.6 x 230.5 cm

d - (long thin green panel); 148 x 18 cm

e - (Long thin dark blue panel); 293.8 x 15.8 cm

f - (yellow panel); 61.8 x 131.5 cm

g - (orange panel); 48.5 x 108 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated upper r. verso large red/green panel [part c], black fibre-tipped pen "... 2010/ Sydney Ball/ ...".


Credit

Purchased 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

155.2011.a-g


Artist information

Sydney Ball

Works in the collection

33


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Sullivan+Strumpf, Zetland, Sydney Ball, Infinex, Sydney, 2011. cat.no. 2

Natalie Wilson., Foundation Newsletter #18, 'Curators & Coordinators' reports', Sydney, Jun 2011, (colour illus.).