Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Persistent Minimalism

It seems as if I am forever discovering another elderly male Minimalist who has continued to work persistently in the genre for a long lifetime, quite unperceived by my own inadequate radar.

So it is with Swiss painter Olivier Mosset. The images here are from his recent show at Indipendenza Studio in Rome, a selection of large canvases made with industrial-purpose rubber-polymer paints.

It may well be that I'm inappropriately influenced to favor (and feature) this work because I especially like seeing those typically sharp Minimalist corners and flat Minimalist surfaces set against traditional Italian interiors with elaborately ornamented floor and ceilings.