Minimalism

“Minimalism is an extreme form of abstract art developed in the USA in the 1960s and typified by artworks composed of simple geometric shapes based on the square and the rectangle”.

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/m/minimalism

As an experiment I thought it would be interesting to to compare a fresh out the packet sheet, kept folded, with my current used and draped sheets already hung in the studio. An example scenario could involve three folded sheets, evenly displayed, opposite something like my current unfolded, draped sheets in a gallery space to create a kind of juxtoposition.

The below pictures are what I imagine it looking like. The fresh- out the packet sheets could symbolise a new beginning or clean slate- something that hasn’t been put through daily life. Another way to look at it would be before any of the dreams or memories had began, so something waiting to inevitably be changed in some way. The appearance of the sheets look minimalist due to the geometric shape of the object and nature of display, enhanced by the crisp whiteness and cleanliness.

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