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Title

Untitled (5.2899)


Artist

William Seeto

Australia

1951 -


About

William Seeto's practice attends to the perceptual qualities of materials, objects and spaces. 'Untitled (5.2899)' belongs to a series he executed in the mid 1990s using corrugated cardboard, which bridges between the languages of abstraction, post-minimalism and arte povera. These works are distinguished by their gridded, geometric configurations as well as a delicate treatment surface.

Through the simple gesture of tearing away areas of the smooth cardboard 'veneer' to reveal the ridges beneath, Seeto deftly invests his readily available, mass produced medium with a distinctive sensibility through subtle variations in texture, depth and visual rhythm. Despite this effort to render each section unique, the title of the work resists subjective reading and is derived from the multiplied height and width of the assembled work.


Details


Date

1995


Media categories

Sculpture , Painting


Materials used

corrugated cardboard


Dimensions

231.0 x 229.0 cm overall


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Peter Fay 2013


Location

Not on display


Accession number

300.2013.a-t


Artist information

William Seeto

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Kunst (Compilator), William Seeto: zurück senden, Sydney, 1995, n.pag.. cat.no. 2; priced $2,000