Mark Grotjahn - Contemporary Artists

Untitled (large coloured butterfly white background 10 wings)

Untitled (large coloured butterfly white background 10 wings) The Saatchi Gallery
 

Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (large coloured butterfly white background 10 wings)

2004
coloured pencil on paper

176.8 x 130 cm

Mark Grotjahn’s Untitled evokes a sense of the metaphysical. Set atop an effused abstracted ground, his forms stretch and recede in the convoluted logic of linear perspective. Executed in coloured pencil, the optical illusion of adjoining rainbow-toned lines becomes compounded as a feat of concentration. Each band painstakingly filled by the artist’s hand, Grotjahn’s geometric form is delineated by the embossed traces of his endeavour, imprinting his personal gestures within an emblem of perfection.
 
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