Christopher Wool

Christopher Wool

by Consuelo Ciscar, David Rimanelli, Fabienne Keller
     
 

The texttual works that Christopher Wool began in 1987 illustrate the limitations of language and its symbolic meaning, since the legibility of the words in these unique text paintings is masked by the letters placed over them in such a way that the word, understood as a plastic material in painting, is always contrast as syntax generating a broad range of

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The texttual works that Christopher Wool began in 1987 illustrate the limitations of language and its symbolic meaning, since the legibility of the words in these unique text paintings is masked by the letters placed over them in such a way that the word, understood as a plastic material in painting, is always contrast as syntax generating a broad range of allusions.In this exhibition the limits of the genre of painting are questioned, or rather, it is within the creative process starting with a selection of pieces characterised essentially by a dissolution and rematerialisation of the composition that he incorporates constant awareness of the creation process of his own work. With this work, Wool reminds us of artists like Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci or Jean-Michel Basquiat as regards the influence that these artists exerted by using texts as images and a vehicle of expression that arouses in the spectators an awareness of their own expectations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788475794242
Publisher:
IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez
Publication date:
12/20/2006
Edition description:
Multilingu
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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