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The bare name „column" describes the dominating verticality of the works. A geometrical pattern system covers the canvas. Segments of circles in varying sizes are inserted onto. These curves change their running direction as waves executing a kind of dance. They could go on crossing one other‚s path to any distance, evoking infinity. Whirling around, their dance can continue indefinitely. Mangold‚s work closes the boundary between drawing and painting, which means that the curled figures somehow retain the identity of something hand drawn. When the drawing is done and the figure has been executed to the eye‚s satisfaction ˆ the painting begins. Pressetext

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Robert Mangold - Column Paintings