Pastel chalk on paper
10.82 x 17.52 in / framed 23.62 x 29.92 in
- with handmade craftsman's frame and
UV absorbing, non-reflective glass -
Über das Werk
This sheet depicts the vibrant interplay of overlapping multicoloured, prism-shaped polygons. Rhythm and harmony are the leitmotifs of this work. And as with all chromatic constellations from Heinz Mack, the pictorial forms are blurred and dissolve at their borders. Nothing is clearly delineated, but instead the coloured light evolves in a constant transformational process, eluding fixed shapes and forms. Mack's images are not purely geometric constructs, but rhythmic effusions of interpenetrating light and colour. Nevertheless, the individual coloured forms are crucial in determining the overall effect of picture. The entire colour-form composition is beautifully balanced, with the gradations of the brightness, darkness and colour complementing the language of form to create a harmonious and effulgent image.