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Title

Geometric variation I, from the suite Geometric variations

1991


Artist

Andrew Christofides

Australia

1946 -


About

Andrew Christofides ‘Geometric variations’ is a suite of seven colour screenprints executed in 1991 from drawings made in 1990. The latter were inspired by statements on Concrete Art made by Theo van Doesburg (1883–1931) in 1930 – which emphasised the purely plastic formal elements of art, allied with a mechanical technique. For van Doesburg, Dutch founder of De Stijl, art was to be the product of the rational conscious mind, inspired by scientific concepts or mathematical formulae. He is credited with taking the flat geometric painting of the De Stijl group into the third dimension.

Christofides screenprints were part of a larger project that ran from the late 1980s to 1993, in which he had explored the relevance of the notion of the concrete within his own work.


Details


Date

1991


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint on ivory wove Arches paper


Edition

1/XII


Dimensions

36.0 x 36.0 cm image; 61.0 x 52.1 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r beneath image, pencil "A.Christofides '91".


Credit

Gift of Andrew Christofides 2016


Location

Not on display


Accession number

291.2016.1


Artist information

Andrew Christofides

Works in the collection

43