Walter Leblanc

Twisted Strings, 80F X 477

1960

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Artist
Walter Leblanc 1932–1986
Medium
Latex paint and string on canvas
Dimensions
Object: 1460 × 2250 × 20 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by The Walter and Nicole Leblanc Foundation 2017
Reference
T14979

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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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