John Carter: On Paper

John Carter: On Paper


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Best known for his “wall objects,” British artist John Carter (born 1942) has made some of the most beautiful and lucid artworks of the last 50 years. The apparent simplicity and directness of his abstract reliefs belie an ambiguity that extends even to their definition, as Carter seeks subtly to reimagine the relationship between sculpture and painting. Carter’s shallow sculptures are based on abstract mathematical formulae; he begins each work with notebook sketches, moving on to larger, measured drawings.
It is these drawings, taken from throughout Carter’s career, that this book presents. Each drawing is a fascinating model of color abstraction, with commentary by the artist. Carter’s drawings reveal the originality of his mind and the love of exactitude and clarity that drives his practice. The eminent art historian Stephen Bann describes his singular contribution to the postwar flowering of British abstraction.

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ISBN-13: 9781912520206
Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts
Publication date: 07/23/2019
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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