05 February 2010

Victoria Reichelt: Part I

Victoria Reichelt's parents ought to be very, very proud. Anyone with a "Doctor of Visual Arts" on their bio is going to know their way around a blank canvas, but this is something else. The images below are 81x81cm oil paintings (yes, paintings) from Victoria's most recent exhibition, "Spectrum". Her website goes into more detail: "The exhibition consists of a series of bookshelf paintings that sit together in a line to form a colour spectrum installation. The shapes of the shelves are modeled on Piet Mondrian’s paintings from the 1920’s/30s (a series of works comprising of black lines with occasional blocks of colour, forming simple grid shapes). The paintings have the appearance of a Minimalist installation from a distance, yet function as more literal ‘realist paintings’ when viewed close up, playing with the detailed nature of the objects as they contrast with the sparse vocabulary of Minimalism. The books are disparate groups connected only by their spine colours – using them in this way echoes Minimalist concerns of form over content, whereby the books are stripped of their literary significance and reduced simply to colours. In these works, the books highlight the repetition of geometric forms through a colour spectrum, thus the titles and what they represent are no longer the focus, rather they act as structural tools in a bigger picture." Oh, to see the world through Victoria Reichelt's eyes...



  1. love this so much!!!
    great blog :)
    stop by some time xx

  2. Just did - good stuff! Adding you to my blogroll now... x


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