Eva Hesse, 1965 (BOK)

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In 1964, Eva Hesse and her husband Tom Doyle were invited by the industrialist Friedrich Arnhard Scheidt to a residency in Kettwig an der Ruhr, Germany. The following fifteen months marked a significant transformation in Hesse's practice. Eva Hesse 1965 brings together key drawings, paintings and reliefs from this short, yet pivotal period where the artist was able to rethink her approach to colour, materials, and her two-dimensional practice and begin moving towards sculpture, preparing herself for the momentous strides she would take upon her return to New York. Hesse's studio space was located in an abandoned textile factory in Germany. The building still contained machine parts, tools, and materials from its previous use and the angular forms of these disused machines and tools served as inspiration for Hesse's mechanical drawings and paintings. Sharp lines come together in these works to create complex and futuristic, yet nonsensical forms, which Hesse described in her writings as '...clean and clear - but crazy like machines'. Seeking a continuation of her mechanical drawings, in March of 1965, Hesse began a period of feverish work in which she made fourteen reliefs, which venture into three-dimensional space. Works such as H + H (1965) and Oomamaboomba (1965) are the material embodiment of her precisely linear mechanical drawings. Vibrant colours of gouache, varnish and tempera are built up using papier mache and objects Hesse found in the abandoned factory: wood, metal, and cord, which was often left to hang, protruding from the picture plane.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
Yale University Press
ISBN 9780300196658 Antall sider 240
Dimensjoner 24,1cm x 27,9cm x 3,3cm Vekt 1755 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Barry Rosen, Jo Applin, Kirsten Swenson, Susan Fisher Fisher, Todd Alden
Emner og form Individual artists, art monographs, Art & design styles: from c 1960