Guillermo Kuitca: Plates No. 01-24

Guillermo Kuitca: Plates No. 01-24
Library Shelf Location 18.KUIT
Publication Date 2008
Description Guillermo Kuitca is a painter of space, an organiser of emptiness. While thick with proliferate marks and signs, absence pervades his pictures: “I always have the idea that my work does not start out from a blank canvas, but goes towards it.” The publication gives an overview of Kuitca`s most recent work. His new paintings have developed from a series shown in 2007 at Ateneo Veneto, in the Argentine Pavilion of the Venice Biennale. The book is published at the occasion of an exhibition of new works by Kuitca at Hauser & Wirth London. Kuitca`s paintings and works on paper re-imagine Cubism, sampling its stylistic elements. Instead of the multiple viewpoints of a single perspective intent upon conveying the experience of looking, Kuitca’s works characteristically fracture maps and diagrams, disintegrating the impersonal representations of things rather than things themselves. Many of the works include architectural plans, labyrinthine depictions of territorialized, anonymous space. Other works take Fontana`s slashes as their starting point, translating the brutal immediacy of the Italian artist`s gesture into precisely painted marks that rhythmically pace Kuitca`s pictures.
ISBN 9783865218483
Quantity 1
Pages 88
Author Robert Storr
Format Hardback
Publisher Steidl
Related Artist Guillermo Kuitca
Category Painting
Artist's Nationality Argentinian
Language English

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