title / Some Forms That Could or Might have been Inspired by Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes (2016)
size / various sizes
technique / Riso print / Offset print
edition / 1 Riso poster + 150 Offset prints
This self initiated project was inspired by conceptual artist Sol Lewitt (1929-2007), who made a work called ‘Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes’ (first exhibited in 1974 at the Galerie Yvon Lambert in Paris).
The original work consists of a collection of frame structures and a presentation of their diagrams. Each structure in the project is a cube with some edges removed so that the structure remains three-dimensional and connected. Structures are considered to be identical if one can be transformed into another by a space rotation (but not reflection).
Sol Lewitt basically asks a simple question: how many of these variations are possible here?
For this work, i created my own ‘incomplete open cubes’ following a strategy of loosely putting in content, while still looking for a visual balance between the the logical forms and textual statement.
The result was first offset printed together with platform Nieuweklasse at Zwaan Printmedia in Wormerveer in 4 different pantone colours on 6 different kinds of (coloured) paper that can each be cut into 4 different business cards.