Collapse into Abstract [White]

Cullinan Richards
Cullinan Richards (Charlotte Cullinan and Jeanine Richards) have worked together since 1998, originally under the collaborative name Artlab. The work 'Collapse into Abstract [White]' explores the artists' interest in the breakdown of a figuration into abstraction. The image of the diving horse and rider functions as pure gesture, plunging into blatant materiality and abstracted form. The sports pages from newspapers attached to the frame and arranged on the floor connect to the moment of the making of the piece, situating the idea of painting as a gesture and the result of a kind of performance.
  • Artwork Details: Framed size: 136.5 x 162.5 x 2cm
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  • Material description: oil and floor paint on wood, newspaper, painted wood
  • Credit line: © the artists. Gift of the artists 2011.
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC11/2011



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