Jaan Poldaas

Frieze #1

1983
Poldaas often develops rules to determine the structure of his paintings. Here, he has used six colours and arranged them according to a pattern. The spacing between the elements varies: looking closely you will see sixteen distinct groups of six elements, each two rectangles high by three across. Every group of six follows the same rules: understanding their organization is part of the pleasure of the work.
Artist
Title
Frieze #1
Date
1983
Medium
Painting
Materials
alkyd paint on Dura-ply
Dimensions
42.2 x 480 x 1.2 cm installed
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2015
Accession number
46436.1-2