Mondrian Cube

Mondrian Cube
When:
27 May - 18 Jun 2016 18:00 - 23:00
Location:
Circular Quay

Artists: CREATE (Christopher Ho (Australia) / Yunzhen Zhang (Australia) / Scott Fraser (Australia) 

Collaborators: Daniel Castillo (Australia) / Laura Gonzalez Llamazares (Spain) / Jessica Tanzil (Australia)

The design for this project is inspired by the work of the Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian. Mondrian was a leader in the development of modern abstract art and a founder of the art movement De Stijl, which in the early decades of the twentieth century advocated and explored theories of abstraction.

Mondrian’s most famous paintings feature straight vertical and horizontal black lines enclosing blocks of pure primary colour.

Mondrian Cube reinterprets the painter’s work as a dynamic interactive installation that enables users to change core visual elements into their own variations of pattern, colour and balance.

The four sides of the installation feature different styles of grids, facilitating multiple interpretations ranging from simple chequerboard patterns to more complicated executions.

Although the work is based on creative freedom and interactivity, it also gives users a true insight into Mondrian’s aesthetic approach and the beauty and relevance of pure abstraction to modern art, architecture and design.

 

Country represented by installation: Australia