Friday, 6 November 2009

No title




                       Acrylic, gesso, muslin on framed panel, 15” x 15”


At last I have plucked up the courage to post this, I worry too much about what other people will think.


No explanation


No excuses


No title

14 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Well, I think I like it!

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Talk about minimalism, this is to the extreme of that, but then I know you are a man of few words and this does truly reflect your personality and character.

From an artistic and compositional point, I feel that one very small element is needed for balance and focus. However, this is a personal view and should not be taken that your work does not stand up. However I am curious as to the medium used.

Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend,
Egmont

Steve said...

I'll keep this to a minimum-EXCELLENT

nancy neva gagliano said...

i APPLAUD "untitled" pieces= that gives my senses and mind permission to be open and free and engaged.
rothko did titles, SOMETIMES, like 'RED BAND', but usually not. so bravo to you, and i think steve's comment is perfect, keeping it to a "minimum".!!

Regina Dwarkasing said...

Ian,

The phenomenon of abstract minimalism is new to me, but this looks like a perfect example to me.
Good that you didn't name, explain and certainly didn't excuse. Thanks for showing!
Regina SXM

Kelly Marszycki said...

Very cool, Ian! :~) Your work reminds me of Helen Frankenthaler's woodcuts that were exhibited at the National Gallery of Australia a few years ago. They are still online for viewing.

La Dolce Vita said...

love it!

layers said...

of course there is no explanation, no excuses-- and whatever title or no title is absolutely yours and you don't need to explain that either. As I told Egmont in his recent blog post-- sometimes, if you write down a list of words about how you felt while painting it, or feel now that it is completed-- the title may appear.
love the minimalism.

merci33 said...

Magnificent and mysterious and mystical...I love the materials...and I agree with Kelly's reference to Helen Frankenthaler's woodcuts. The colors are completely sumptuous...

and thanks sooo much for your kind comments on our recent Wabi Sabi experiments...means a lot.

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Fantastic! I love minimalism! Thank you for this post!

Ian MacLeod said...

beautiful piece.
ian

John M. Mora said...

It is stunning, quiet yet alive. I will be back, regards form New York.

Jala Pfaff said...

Fantastic.

david weir art said...

I keep coming back to this one, enjoying your work

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