Heinz Mack - Ohne Titel (Untitled), 2015

Pastel chalk on handmade paper

51 x 38 cm / framed 84 x 70 cm
20 x 14 inch / framed 33 x 27 inch

Signed, dated "mack 15"

- with modelframe and non-reflective pane -

N 9191

About the work

"My works (…) are objects of light, instruments of light and an expression of energy", remarked Heinz Mack in an interview in 1994. This present sheet demonstrates the colour chromaticism in a canon of rectangular forms, with the central yellow square evoking the warm sun of Ibiza, an island which in Mack's words "has the most beautiful light in the world."
To infuse the immaterial achromatic light with life, he clothes it in colours. The forms – here the various squares – define the rhythmic boundaries, within which the light can resolve into colour. In order to render the light visible, the artist deploys various waves of colour in concrete forms, rendering light a tangible and palpable phenomenon.
(Andrea Fink–Belgin)

Text authored and provided by Dr Andrea Fink, art historian

The art historian, curator and freelance publicist Andrea Fink studied art history, cultural studies and humanities, modern history and philosophy in Bochum and Vienna. Doctorate in 2007 on the work of the Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay. As a freelance curator and art consultant, her clients include, among others, the Kunstverein (art association) Ahlen, Kunstverein Soest, Wella Museum, Museum am Ostwall Dortmund, ThyssenKrupp AG, Kulturstiftung Ruhr, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Franz Haniel GmbH, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria.

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Heinz Mack, Untitled, 2015, 51 x 38 cm / framed 84 x 70 cm, N 9191
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