Rupert Deese, ‘Array 1000/Pale Blue’, 2012, Manneken Press

In each of the "Array" prints, Deese divides the space of the circle into unique tiling patterns, using nine equal radial divisions. He then sub-divides these pie shapes into equal areas using additional radial lines and inscribed circles. While essentially abstract, the "Array" images have a tangential relationship to the landscape and watersheds of the upper Merced and Tuolumne Rivers in California, an area beloved by the artist which has inspired much of his artistic output. An earlier eponymous sequence of monochrome painted objects that accurately model the topographical shapes of this landscape was the genesis of the tiling patterns, and the "Array" opus can be seen as a continued meditation on the configuration of this geography.

Signature: Front, lower margin

Image rights: Rupert Deese and Manneken Press

Publisher: Manneken Press

About Rupert Deese

b. 1952, Upland, California, United States, based in New York, NY, United States

Solo Shows

Group Shows

Peoria Contemporary Art Center, 
Peoria, IL, United States,
Artists of Manneken Press
Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, 
Bloomington, IL, United States,
Manneken Press at 5 Years