Drawing and painting on paper is an ongoing aspect of Christopher Hodges practice, which he values for its intrinsic qualities, and not just a platform for formulating ideas. This work captures the simplified form, geometry and flattened space that is characteristic of his cut metal sculptures, revealing his interest in exploring the interface between surface and space.
While this work shares the shallow picture plane of classic minimalism, it also celebrates the materiality of its mediums, with the subtle effects and variations of the semi-translucent acrylic wash on paper as important as the colour and form of the composition.
acrylic on paper
76.0 x 56.5 cm sheet; 92.0 x 72.5 x 3.7 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed with initials l.r. corner, red synthetic polymer paint "C/H". Not dated.
Purchased with funds provided by the Gil & Shay Docking Drawing Fund 2016
Not on display
© Christopher Hodges
Shown in 1 exhibition
Christopher Hodges: formal, Utopia Art Sydney Pty Ltd, Alexandria, 02 Jun 2016–02 Jul 2016
Referenced in 1 publication
Susie Burge., Formal: Christopher Hodes, 'The cool complexity of Christopher Hodges', Sydney, 2016, 16 (colour illus.), 22 (colour illus.). https://issuu.com/utopiaartsydney/docs/christopher_hodges_formal_exhibiti - Viewed September 2016 - not paginated.