Franz Ackermann

Mental Map: Evasion V

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Mental Map: Evasion V
Franz Ackermann
Mental Map: Evasion V
1996
Acylic on Canvas
275 x 305cm
In Mental Map: Evasion V, Ackermann creates a biotic abstraction, a template for natural phenomena dictated by design. His jumbled composition is harmonious in its turmoil: concentric patterns of colour expose hints of identifiable place (a street map, a building interior, a snippet of landscape) only to dislocate them in a maze of organic generalisations.

Constructed graphics are corroded, integrated as if by evolution, to incorporate somatic qualities: sublime contemplation is achieved only through artificial enhancement.

     
 


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