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German-born Agnes Lux is a neo-process artist who has put her own spin on the Mail Art movement from the 1970s. Lux’s work has been included in exhibitions in New York, Madrid, Pistoia, Paris, Dusseldorf, and Cologne.
German-born Agnes Lux is a neo-process artist who has put her own spin on the Mail Art movement from the 1970s. She draws loose geometric shapes on blank postcards and then embellishes them with copper leaf, carefully numbering them for assembly later into a larger composition. She then mails the postcards to herself, sending them through the physically rough process of delivery. Finally, she combines the postmarked copper drawings into large works that follow her coded and hermetic system. The final shimmering mosaic collages have a rigid yet manhandled quality, resonating with codes both ancient and modern, simple and technological. Lux’s work has been included in exhibitions in New York, Madrid, Pistoia, Paris, Dusseldorf, and Cologne.
gallery website: www.martosgallery.com
Image rights: courtesy of the artist and martos gallery, new york
About Agnes Lux
Agnes Lux, once called a “neo-process artist” by New York Times critic Roberta Smith, makes conceptual collages. Her most recent series is comprised of large-scale drawings composed of white index cards on which the artist has drawn shapes in graphite. She first mailed these to herself, replacing lost or irrevocably damaged pieces with blank cards, and then arranged them into grid-based geometric patterns.