Tauba Auerbach's Grain - Meander Incision, 2018

Tauba Auerbach
Grain - Meander Incision, 2018

Painting

Acrylic on canvas

90 x 48 in

Unique

Paula Cooper Gallery

Tauba Auerbach’s “Grain” paintings (2015–ongoing) highlight the artist’s interest in architectural ornament, cathartic pathways, and fluid wake patterns. To create the works, she covers the canvas in three successive layers of pigment, and then drags a customized tool over the painted surface while it is still wet, revealing each of the layers beneath. The custom-made tool is a 3D expression of a particular fractal pattern—in this case the "incised meander.” To activate the tool, Auerbach uses a gesture of translation and rotation across the canvas, creating an imprint of the particular pattern in movement.

Tauba Auerbach’s “Grain” paintings (2015–ongoing) highlight the artist’s interest in architectural ornament, cathartic pathways, and fluid wake patterns. To create the works, she covers the canvas in… more

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