Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Crosswalk: Josef Albers in Speedway

This looks more like one of Albers's sketches for the 
controlled compositions we are used to seeing.
The balance between the sections of gray and 
white reminded me of his explorations
of color theory.

The broad swash of white hangs suspended in the gray field, 
held up by the crooked thread of the cracked asphalt.


dive said...

The Queen of Street Art triumphs again. Nice one, Speedway.

Speedway said...

Thank you, Dive.

When we think of Albers's work, we tend to visualize the squares, not his rectangular pieces or his sketches, in which he laid out his intent. I see the balance, the overlaps of color here that led to pieces like the painting at the bottom.

One of my favorite projects in art classes involved color theory. Is that any surprise, Dive? I'm tempted to set up a problem to work on, just for the hell of it.