My Highlights from Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015
Besides just being a great artwork, I think the world would be an even happier place if works like this were in parks everywhere.
I see echoes here of the works of William Eggleston. I really love the simplicity and perfectly balanced composition of this image trapped in time (and I have a thing for old phones and pencils).
The use of tape in this artwork is particularly inventive; it is especially effective in how it captures an ordinary device and makes it appear to be a fossilized organic entity, like a virus.
I’m particularly drawn to the union of color and geometry in this work—the center square draws the eye inward to the point where I’m strangely motivated to pull back the surface to see what’s behind it.
I’m always surprised by Olafur’s artistic diversity, and this is no exception.
I think this is a striking image that both captures the classic elements of a human bust and, at the same time, adds motion and modernity. It reminds me of when a subject moved their head in old photographs, thus resulting in a blurry head/still body effect, which is also used in a great deal of Francis Bacon imagery.
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