20 November 2016

Art I like - Lygia Pape

Brazilian artist Lygia Pape (1927-2004) pioneered a unique approach to abstraction. The show of her work that's just finished at Hauser & Wirth has some drawings and this wonderful installation, Tteia 1C (2001/2016) -
The light catches on the silver threads, which seem to weave in and out of each other. As you move, you seem to see yet another layer of unlit threads, until you're not sure what the installation consists of.
 Some of the threads seem interwoven.
 Among the drawings are woodcuts. This one, with its offset lines and "glitch" in the centre, perfectly complements the installation - you are unsure what's intentional and what's an artefact of presentation and perception -
Tecelar, 1957
 Installation views of the show are here, as is other information.

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