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Odalisque 4

Artist
Christian Bok
Price
$200.00
Date
2009
Publisher
Mechanical Brides
Format
Posters
Size
55.9 × 76.2 cm
Description

“The “Odalisques” constitute one of my idle experiments (the kind of work that I might do when I need a distraction from a more lengthy, more onerous project). Each of these nudes has been created by rearranging the 21 components used by typographers to design the letterforms of the alphabet. Each figure represents a permutation of exactly the same set of curves and shapes, each scaled and turned, perhaps overlapped, but never repeated nor inverted. I am trying to evoke a nude form by drawing according to a constraint, using only a fixed array of strokes. I am trying to evoke the female figure as a kind of difficult, aesthetic potential, imminent within the beauty of a fractured alphabet. “ – the artist

Edition of 20, signed and numbered.

  1. Odalisque 4
 

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