Mark Grotjahn - Contemporary Artists

Untitled (Coloured Butterfly White Background Four Wings)

Untitled (Coloured Butterfly White Background Four Wings) The Saatchi Gallery
 

Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (Coloured Butterfly White Background Four Wings)

2004
Coloured pencil on paper

Mark Grotjahn’s Untitled exploits the precarious balance between analytical hard-edged abstraction and intuitive mark-making. Rendered in coloured pencil, Grotjahn develops a planar composition of receding bands suspended between sharp angled lines. Giving quirky reference to the flat matte colours of modernist palette, Grotjahn’s perfectly drafted perspective and transluscent Prismacolor shading defy the solidity of the picture plane. Set competitively against the visible smudges and scribbles of drawing process, Grotjahn integrates design precision with visceral spontaneity.
 
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