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Infinex lumina #4



Sydney Ball


29 Oct 1933 – 05 Mar 2017

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  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    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/ ...".

    Purchased 2011
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Sydney Ball. Courtesy Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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