Sirte gunmetal morning glory

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SIRTE GUNMETAL MORNING GLORY

Sarteri’ schemochrome, 100×100 cm spraypaint & acrylic on canvas, 2014

The schemochrome represents a visual code where army green color-rods interact with desert morning glory blond rods in square modules over a gunmetal background.

The city of Sirte was the final major stronghold of Gaddafi loyalists in the Libyan civil war and Gaddafi was killed there by rebel forces on 20 October 2011. During the battle, Sirte was left almost completely in ruins, with many buildings totally destroyed or damaged. The Artist was touched by a war scene where armed vehicles were passing by a morning glory bush, right in the middle of nowhere in the Libyan desert. Life and nature was still there in a desert of death and destruction.

Karen Dow neo-plastic thoughts

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Relationships between color and geometry are at the core of the practice of New Haven, Connecticut-based artist Karen Dow. With their rhythmic arrangements of loosely rendered rectangles, her “non-objective, neo-plastic” paintings and monoprints have drawn comparisons to Bauhaus weavings, De Stijl, and the “crazy quilts” of the African-American folk tradition. The paintings are cumulative, developing over time as she adds details by painting washes of gouache, sending a piece through the printing press several times, or even hanging materials from the canvas. “I add and edit colors until I arrive at the palette. I am looking for economy without compromising complexity,” Dow has said. “I want to arrive at a painting that is easily seen at once as a complete thought. A painting is resolved when I see a path that leads my eye through the painting without a snag.”

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Nick Frank: architectural photograpy

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Nick Frank, Sony World Photo Awards Finalist of 2014, is an architectural photographer from Munich Germany who depicts the world through his camera creating solid compositions of architectural urban and industrial environments. His latest projects caught our attention. His focus on urban details, subways, colors and schemes let us include his works in our definition of abstract structuralism.

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Financial Fleeting Times

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210 × 297 mm Sarteri schemochrome on paper, based on official Financial Times Identity and Communication Guidelines, extracting brand’s primary, secondary and tertiary colour palettes: FT Pink (Pantone 473) FT Grey (Pantone 432), FT Blue (Pantone 295), FT Burgundy (Pantone 187), White.

The international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news internationally represent a media reference in globalization and international economics. Sarteri idealizes a geometric hourglass through a paradicmatic coloured cuisenaire rods structure.

“Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Felice Varini: Trois ellipses ouvertes en désordre

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For De Unie Hasselt-Genk, Felice Varini realises a painting on the roofs and facades of 99 buildings in the city centre of Hasselt en Belgique: ‘Trois ellipses ouvertes en désordre’. The composition can only be seen in its entirety from one particular vantage point, the Sky Lounge of the Radisson Blu Hotel. Following the route of De Unie across town, however, visitors will be confronted with a number of fragments of Varini’s work. Every fragment is an attraction in itself.
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