Gerhard von Graevenitz

Kinetic Object: 2 Stripes

Kinetic Object: 2 Stripes by Gerhard von Graevenitz
Kinetic Object: 2 Stripes by Gerhard von Graevenitz
Kinetic Object: 2 Stripes by Gerhard von Graevenitz

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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.

Title
Kinetic Object: 2 Stripes
Artist/creator
Production date
1976
Medium
plastic and metal on wood
Dimensions
1520 x 1000 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/63/1
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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