Oil on panel
Is this a sculpture or a painting? Carmelo Arden Quin’s iconoclastic works cannot be confined to any one category. Freeing itself from the flat picture-plane and the frame, this “shaped canvas” of 1952 heralds the arrival of American minimalism. Its goal is to stretch the traditional limits of the artwork and to explore time, space and movement. Carmelo Arden Quin rejects the narrow framework of the painting, simplifying forms to the extreme and trying to eliminate all subjectivity.