URBAN AESTHETIC no.48 (Everything)


Painted wood blocks, acrylic paint, and collage on board

58 x 47 cm (Framed)

In a spectrum, white is the totality of colour, the purest of all things.

Robert Rauschenberg’s White paintings have been a fascination for me since Art School and I was fortunate to see originals at Starting at Zero: Black Mountain College 1933 – 57 at The Arnolfini Gallery in 2005. Rauschenberg created them to complement 4’33 by John Cage, and like Cage’s score the white paintings only truly exist when experienced, they come to life through the interactions of the viewer as shadows from their presence are cast against the surface.

In this piece the shadows are cast not by the viewer but by light as it hits the three-dimensional elements of the piece. I find this interaction of light on white very satisfying and regard this as one my favourite pieces from series four.

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Framing: Everything looks better framed. Most of the pieces from Urban Aesthetic are framed unless stated otherwise.

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Cleaning Urban Aesthetic pieces: Urban Aesthetic pieces are three dimensional and are prone to collecting dust as they are unglazed. Once a month I recommend using a soft synthetic, full bodied brush (like a blurring and blending foundation brush) to remove dust from raised areas and running a hairdryer on cool setting across the front of the piece.

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