Gerhard von Graevenitz

Kinetic Object: 2 Stripes

Artwork Detail

Gerhard von Graevenitz’s Kinetic Object operates like a painting with a composition in perpetual motion. Von Graevenitz’s use of movement in his geometric constructions playfully reinterprets the vocabulary of abstract painting developed by artists like Piet Mondrian in the early 20th century. Despite the visual simplicity of this work – black bars on a white background – it is a reaction against rigidity. With no composition in the traditional sense, Kinetic Object’s movement seeks a new freedom for painting.

Kinetic Object: 2 Stripes
Gerhard von Graevenitz
Production date
plastic and metal on wood
1520 x 1000 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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