Malcolm Hughes Square Relief. White 1968

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Artist
Malcolm Hughes 1920–1997
Title
Square Relief. White
Date 1968
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Object: 610 x 610 x 60 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983
Reference
T03754
Not on display

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Malcolm Hughes was one of a group of international constructivist artists who have upheld a purist, non-figurative approach to making art. Central to their work has been the development of an abstract language of idealised forms. Such art communicates in a very direct way, through form, line, surface and colour. The artist described this and related reliefs as exploring ideas about sequence, rhythm and repetition, light and physical space. 'The conceptual means employed tend to be those of extraction and reduction from a given sequence of numbers. Sometimes these are taken in one direction only; at others, alternating direction and superimposition are used.'

August 2004

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