Thursday, November 5, 2015

Systems 02: Formal Games

Formal Game Example 01: No Overlap
What if a system is in place where the rules do not allow the various pieces of a painting or collage to touch or overlap? What if the pieces are always alone together? Here are some artists who have worked with such a system.

ARPenck



Keith Haring


Matisse

Donald Baechler

Formal Game Example 02: Play The Grid
What if the objects in a drawing, painting, collage or photograph you were creating had to play by the rules and therefore be aligned in some way to an underlying grid structure?

Josef Albers, Persuasive Percussion Album Cover (right: with superimposed grid)


Mia Rosenthal / http://www.miaonpaper.com/


Karla J Knight / http://www.karlaknight.org/


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