Gallery – Hard Edge

Hard Edge painting presents abrupt transitions between color areas often of one constant color.

The style relates to Geometric abstraction, Op Art, Post-painterly Abstraction, and Color Field painting.

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  • Theme & Multiplication

    The theme, only a part of this composition, could be theoretically multiplied infinitely smaller or larger. Acrylic on Canvas 84 cm  x   91 cm / 1967 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Kaleidoscopic Space

    Suggesting on the horizon, a window to Infinity. Acrylic on canvas / 96 cm x 81 cm / 1967   FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Unite Divisions

    Is there nothing anymore to unite us? A glitter in the eye, a gesture of a hand, a touch, a sound ‑Are we bound To the end? Many steps have Divided us, Bridges broken down to raving depth from heights but silence, above all, has created a storm and blown out love and lights. Acrylic on […] FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Town-Planning

    What do we do with all the space left but dwindling resources?  Acrylic on Canvas  / 96 cm x 81 cm / 1967 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Split Level

    Hard Edge inspired me to formulate exterior and interior architectural zones, composing my forms and colours aesthetically. Acrylic on Canvas  / 81 cm x 96 cm / 1967 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Society and the Unexplored

    Has perhaps a twofold meaning: One, the virtual expansion of land. Two, the other expansion of the mind.  Acrylic on Canvas / 46 cm x 66 cm / 1967   / Sold         FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Exit

    Sometimes much of darkness around us, however, it is invigorating to see at the end of the tunnel a way out. Acrylic on Masonite / 124 cm x 101 cm / 1966   FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Vision Concentrated

    Technology is transmitting everything to us in a small, concentrated space. Acrylic and tape on canvas / 81 cm x 96 cm,  / 1967   FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • On Rainy Days

    Comical, like in comic strips, carpet-bombing with no damage. Acrylic on Canvas /   83.8 cm x 101.6 cm / 1967 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Evil Exposed

    Little devils, mischievous, light fires at all corners of the earth. Images that amuse when seen from the outside, appearing as comic strips, but felt within, the blazes burn like senseless hell. Eyes go astray and what we call soul becomes tormented by evaporating brains from glows of torturous tools while charity plunges into the […] FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Cycle of Time

    In human terms, movement as planets circle stars will give the notion of time.     Acrylic on Canvas  / 101 cm x 101 cm / 1968 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Between Worlds

    We are between worlds in the spectrum of all elements the Universe has to offer. Acrylic on Canvas  / 81 cm x 81 cm / 1967 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • And Space Above

    Town scape with far-reaching space above. Acrylic on Canvas  / 142 cm x 81 cm / 1967 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Icarus of the 20th Century

    The earth evolved, ended up with humans that acknowledge the Universe, engage eternally, as last century in spaceflight, to conquer the impossible, as Icarus on his flight to the sun. Acrylic on Canvas / 152 cm x 101 cm / 1967 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Dream-Island Habitat

    Island, surrounded by water or space to give the impression of seclusion, peaceful or lonely existence. Composition consisting of triangles. Oil on Canvas / 91 cm x 91 cm / 2005 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Wrecking Crew

    As for the subject I do not remember how this came to mind but has to do with housing projects when rightly or wrongly a tenant has to move out. As to the method of Hard Edge paintings, refer to image Cliff Structure. Oil glazing on canvas / 88.9 x 78.7 cm / 1965 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Rocket Launch Pad

    A special time in the 1960’s of space exploration, observing those rockets blast off; suspenseful if the intended hardware or human, his mission, will succeed. It lead to fierce competition between the USA and Russia to conquer this new frontier. They created mistrust that escalated the Cold War. At the same time, because of enormous […] FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Northern Forest

    A mixture of healthy and decaying trees, brushwork laying criss-cross at the edge of lakes, ponds, stagnant waters with rock formation surfacing. As to the method of Hard Edge paintings, refer to image Cliff Structure. Oil glazing on canvas / 76.2 x 81.2 cm / 1965 / Sold od FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Urban Architecture

    My own design of a modern structure newly arisen in cities during this time. The slightly leaning vertical in the building is a hint of its vulnerability over time. As to the method of Hard Edge paintings, refer to image Cliff Structure. Oil glazing on canvas / 81.2 x 50.8 cm / 1965 FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Order & Calculation Intruding

    In my last three Hard Edge paintings before the decade of the sixties ended, I refrained from geometrical straight lines and employed open, loose forms. In this painting a small square that appears constructive and organized enters from the left like an intrusion. As to the method of Hard Edge paintings, refer to image Cliff […] FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Stretching and Yawning

    In my last three Hard Edge paintings before the decade of the sixties ended, I refrained from geometrical straight lines and employed open, loose forms.  After finishing this canvas, the central ‘figure’ suggested the comical title. As to the method of Hard Edge paintings, refer to image Cliff Structure. Acrylic on canvas / 121.9 x […] FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

  • Composition / Hard Edge

    This Hard Edge painting consists of various shapes and colours that are in contrast to each other, as I hope in a creative manner. Acrylic on canvas / 121.9 x 60.9 cm / 1968   FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint FacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreRedditEmailPrint

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Painting Medium- Hard Edge:  My first use of Hard Edge took place in 1965, independent from artists who used acrylic paint and created with tapes Geometric abstract images, related to Post-painterly Abstraction. I, on the other hand used oil paint, which I applied as if it were a Batik, beginning with the lightest colour masked with adhesive patterns, only removed after the application of the darkest colour, and glazed, given a transparent effect. Two years later, I used Acrylic paint with masking tape that makes a more abrupt transition between areas, expressing architectural, social and universal themes.

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