“Radiant Space” Illuminates Houston with Flashes of the West Coast’s Light and Space Movement
Vaux first came to prominence in 1960 when his work was included in the landmark exhibition Situation, held in London. Since then Vaux has developed his non-figurative painting style, exploring a range of different materials and media from drawing and painting to three-dimensional reliefs and sculpture. In Vaux’s new body of work the dimensions of the trapezoid forms are decided through random computer-generated numbers. The works are also rotational; the ovals can be turned in order to relate more closely to their light and surroundings. Unlike the highly polished finish of Vaux’s previous ‘Triptychs and Ovals’ the recent works appear painterly and seem to relate more naturally with their environment.
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Marc Vaux: New Ovals, 2nd May - 31st May 2014
Non-objective painter Marc Vaux explores a range of different materials and media, including drawing, painting, and sculptural reliefs. Mass-produced anodized aluminum, MDF boards, and commercial cellulose spray paints are among the materials he has used in recent work, which is variously described as Minimalist and Constructivist and centers on elemental, hard-edged geometry. Vaux’s primary concerns include the effects of color as light and formal contrasts such as hard and soft shapes, gesture and structure, and closed and open spaces.
British, b. 1932, Swindon, United Kingdom