Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a body print?

What is a body print?

Depending on the artist's intention, body print may be executed in different ways that include smearing of grease or margarine on the skin, hair and clothes or by pressing oneself against a piece of paper then dust the oiled imprint with the pigment on the ground. The artist's body acts as the common printing plate, the "body print" however, does not work or act as a self portrait. It rather explores 2 competing identity conceptions.

Concrete art

Art movement that strongly emphasizes on abstraction. The term concrete was coined by the artist Theo Van Doesburg as he founded a group in the 1930s called "Art Concret" together with four other artists namely Heinz Mack, Yaacov Agam, Pol Bury and Jesus Soto Rafael. Concrete art can include both sculpture and painting..

Chinese Contemporary art

Chinese Contemporary art is characterized by a profusion of styles and experimental tendencies. Avant- garde exhibitions in the 1980s were closed by government officials, while 1990s political pop and cynical realism emerged. China’s One Child policy also inspired the individual as subject matter.

De Stijl

De Stijl, meaning “Style”, was a group of Dutch artists who created abstract art which adhered to vertical and horizontal geometry. The group was founded by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg. Mondrian left De Stijl when Van Doesburg began using diagonal geometry.

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