- Walter Leblanc 1932–1986
- Latex paint and string on canvas
- Object: 1460 × 2250 × 20 mm
- Presented by The Walter and Nicole Leblanc Foundation 2017
In 1959 Leblanc began to use torsion – a technique of twisting materials – in both his painting and sculpture. He was particularly interested in the ways that light would ripple across the surface of these works, creating dynamic effects. Twisted Strings, 80F X 477 is an early example of this approach. Cotton thread is stitched to the canvas, and covered with black latex paint. Leblanc was the founder of the Antwerp art collective G58, a group of young artists dedicated to new techniques and materials.
Gallery label, January 2019
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