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The 16 Sides of the Square

Date: 2001
Support: Mixed media
Dimensions: 300 x 315 cm (200 x 200 square)
Canvas on wood, 16 tubes of white argon

In this work, he uses the empty canvas to place a system of simple elements based on a kind of naval battle game. The coordinates of the system are provided by the random figures taking from a telephone book. Each pair of numbers randomly drawn is turned into coordinates on the imaginary grid of the canvas, for a line of white neon equal to one side of the square canvas.

The artist allows fate to decide how the work will turn out and what aesthetic attraction it will have.

© Adagp, Paris, 2001
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