Minimalist motion - Nicolò angeleri

"Minimalist Motion" explores contemporary minimalist art that expresses motion through lines, shapes, colour, patterns and composition. There is no easier and essential way to visually represent our fast paced world and our frenetic lifestyles whilst keeping us conscious of how alone we are in the pursuit of our goals.

"Cyclist" by Richard Artschwager is a 54 1/2 x 23 1/2 inch painting completed in 2010 created with acrylic paint, masonite and rubberized hair. The painting reminds a silhouette, however, what separates this from a typical silhouette is the fact that subject isn't "flat" as depth is created through the use of black and white gradients. We can see the cyclist moving away from us, however, it's the texture created by the rubberized hair that emphasizes the illusion of movement in the art work.
"Frieze Study I" is a 22 3/4 x 30 inch painting by Robert Mongold completed in 1994. The artwork was created with graphite on two sheets of white wove paper. The loops that create a pattern that keeps growing, the rough texture created by graphite and the rectangular shape in the background that contrasts the the circular loops but complements their growth are all elements that contribute to the expression of motion.
"Brushstrokes" and "Brushstrokes 2" are two paintings by sol Lewitt created respectively in 1995 and 1998. The teo artworks cannot be described separately as they complement each other; they are an evolution of motion. Whilst the vivid colours, the very hard contrast and texture are the same in the two paintings the unorganised lines in "Brushstrokes" turn into an organised pattern in "Brushstrokes 2" but still maintaining the feeling of motion constant throughout the "evolution". The lines also preserve they're "individuality", even tho they are organised the move in different directions in different points.
"Olympic Centennial Solidarity" is a w870 x h655 cm oil painting by Ahmed Shahabuddin completed in 1991 and then added to the Olympic Collection on the occasion of the centenary of the foundation of the International Olympic Committee in 1994 along with other 49 paintings by different artists. The painting shows the bodies of three runners that are almost merged together by speed. The use of vibrant colours attribute force to the athletes and rhythm to the artwork. The faded trails left behind by the sprinters, the straight horizontal lines and the placement of the subjects (starts from the center of the painting and ends of the far right) are all elements that express motion in its most powerful form.
"Window Bkd #6" is a 60x60cm panel by Larry Bell created with float glass, wood and denim completed in 1993. The lack of straight lines, the shift from warm to cold colours and its symmetry create the illusion of motion.
"Indi" is a print by Trove created in 2009. The artwork shows a very natural and spontaneous motion perceivable thanks to the blue highlights that create a "motion blur" effect. Also the density of the birds in the center of the image and the lack of it towards the corners suggests that the animals are flying towards the center of the composition drawing the viewers attention to it.
"Desert of Winds"is a w1265 x h1000 cm C-type print sculpture created by Kim Yun Soo between 2005 and 2006. The title of the painting reveals the otherwise abstract subject. The blue shapes appear to be dunes in the middle of the desert and the trails that gradually fade to white suggest that there is wind blowing in the desert causing the sand to move. The pattern created by the dunes and the change in luminosity and density create depth.
"Space-Less" is a w790 x h550 cm ink to paper drawing by Kim In Kyum created in 2009. The subjects aren't perceived as solid objects but more as a fluid that has been subject to some sort of sudden movement. The irregularity of simple fast and firm brush stroke create the illusion of motion, the objects are morphed and transformed by speed.
"Light2006-8A" is a w1620 x h2590 cm oil on canvas painting created by Woo Jae Gil in 2006. The painting shows this irregular flat shapes stacked together coming towards the viewer. The gradients from red to lighter warm tones are used to create contrast and depth and to give the illusion of light. Light, being the fastest speed known to us, is the ultimate example of motion.
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