Wednesday, March 8, 2023

“Ordering Formulations" - Michael Brennan on Paul Mogensen at Karma

Within a contemporary art vernacular characterized by “context collapse," Paul Mogensen has a achieved a renaissance in abstract painting through the careful exercise of the various ordering principles he uses to achieve his paintings.

Please click HERE for the article and more images.

As Michael Brennan suggests, it looks like a fascinating show. Until I actually see the paintings, this is the piece I find most interesting.  Perhaps not because it illustrates Mogensen's inquiring into linearity, or his clever suggestions of the colors and weave of Pomo Indian baskets, but because of the subtle chromatic effects I see variously emerging and progressing as my eye moves down the image.

Paul Mogensen, no title, 1969, alkyd enamel on unprimed canvas, 82 × 83⅝ inches

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