Frederick Hammersley, ‘Figure Of Speech’, 1975, Painting, Óleo sobre tela, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
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Figure Of Speech, 1975

Óleo sobre tela
40 × 40 in
101.6 × 101.6 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
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©MACBA|Fundación Aldo Rubino
Frederick Hammersley
American, 1919–2009
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Frederick Hammersley is known for easel-sized abstractions that explore the interaction of color and geometric shape. He divided his works into three distinct categories: “hunches,” “geometrics,” and “organics.” His earliest works, hunch paintings, began with a single shape and grew with intuitive additions. Made with a palette knife, the geometric paintings began as studies in a sketchbook—Hammersley started with geometric grids and produced rhythmic orchestrations of shapes. For the organic paintings, on the other hand, Hammersley threw rules away, painting curved lines and blending color directly on canvas.

Frederick Hammersley, ‘Figure Of Speech’, 1975, Painting, Óleo sobre tela, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
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Frederick Hammersley
American, 1919–2009
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Frederick Hammersley is known for easel-sized abstractions that explore the interaction of color and geometric shape. He divided his works into three distinct categories: “hunches,” “geometrics,” and “organics.” His earliest works, hunch paintings, began with a single shape and grew with intuitive additions. Made with a palette knife, the geometric paintings began as studies in a sketchbook—Hammersley started with geometric grids and produced rhythmic orchestrations of shapes. For the organic paintings, on the other hand, Hammersley threw rules away, painting curved lines and blending color directly on canvas.

Figure Of Speech, 1975

Óleo sobre tela
40 × 40 in
101.6 × 101.6 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
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