12 December 2012

Tate Modern, London, November 27, 2012

(Theo van Doesburg, born: 1883-1931, Counter-Composition Vl 1925, Oil paint on canvas)

(Charlotte Posenenske, Born: 1930-1985, Square Tubes Series D, 1967, Galvanised Steel.)

(Jean Helion, Born: 1904-1987, lle de France 1935, oil paint on canvas.)

(Robert Delaunay, Born 1885-1941, Endless Rythm, 1934, oil paint on canvas)

(Donald Judd, born: 1928-1994, Untitled, 1980, steel, aluminium and perspex)

(Donald Judd, born: 1928-1994, Untitled, 1980, steel, aluminium and perspex)

(Donald Judd, born: 1928-1994, Untitled DJ 85-51, 1985, painted aluminium) 

(Donald Judd, born: 1928-1994, Untitled DJ 85-51, 1985, painted aluminium) 

(Donald Judd, born: 1928-1994, Untitled 1972, copper, enamel and aluminium) 

(Piet Mondrian, born: 1872-1944, Compostion C No.III with Red Yellow and Blue, 1935, oil paint on canvas)

(Piet Mondrian, born: 1872-1944, Compostion B No.II with Red, 1935, oil paint on canvas)

(Victor Pasmore, born: 1908-1998, Abstract in White Green Black Blue Red Grey and Pink C1963, perspex and painted wood) 

(Kasimir Malevich, born: 1879-1935, Dynamic Suprematism, 1915 or 1916, oil on canvas)

(Larry Bell, born: 1939, Untitled 1964, metal and glass, Untitled 1967, metal and glass, Untitled 1962, glass and wood)

There is always something new to document, and this time round its selected works of art from the Tate Modern. 

I find my eye is becoming more and more selective now on the types of work I include in this blog, there is a lot of work I really liked from this museum but I think I am beginning to narrow it down and out of this I have once again noticed connections. All the works selected were taken from level 4 of the Museum, I think there were all housed under a title theme called Structure and Clarity but I am not sure, you can check out the website link here...http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks?sid=3501

My initial impressions when entering this section of the galley is the way each art work has their own space to breath, its all nicely distanced from each other and was not too cluttered. This is also the same for  a lot of the other artworks in the gallery, I like this as my eyes were not overwhelmed with too much information, plus there is enough space to step back or even walk around a work of art.

Initially what I get from looking at this type of work is a sense the built reality is for example being played upon or even extended into new possibilities whereby the artists themselves have created works that provide new ways of seeing and interacting. I do not think all the artists listed here were influenced purely by the built environment but every time I see this kind of work I do think to myself that there are some relationships and I think it's mostly down to the geometry of it all but of course geometry can also be found in nature as well. Anyway the work did have a way of just making me stand in front of it or in some cases move around it to investigate further what I was seeing. It seemed a lot of it just forced me to observe it over and over again as if there was something new to see every time and sometimes I just stood still as if I was in some kind of trance contemplating. Another thing I notice from it all is that there is a kind of freshness to the work, perhaps a kind of purity in form and colour, but yet it still managed to draw my eye to different elements of the work. I also feel when looking at this work that time is not relevant, even though some of the work was created in the 1900s it still looks as though it could have been produced only recently. 

Overall I feel as though I am always stepping into some kind of new reality were things are not what they seem when I look at this kind of work, I don't know if I can call it dream like because strangely it feels more real. Acutely in some cases when looking at these art works I think to myself is there some kind of meaning coded within, is it trying to communicate something other than just form and colour, obviously for me it is relatable to something but do the artists have something specific there wanting there work to communicate. Perhaps I need to have another look at the artists statements again.

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