Pastel chalk on handmade paper
"My works (…) are objects of light, instruments of light and an expression of energy", remarked Heinz Mack in an interview in 1994. This present sheet demonstrates the colour chromaticism in a canon of rectangular forms, with the central yellow square evoking the warm sun of Ibiza, an island which in Mack's words "has the most beautiful light in the world."
To infuse the immaterial achromatic light with life, he clothes it in colours. The forms – here the various squares – define the rhythmic boundaries, within which the light can resolve into colour. In order to render the light visible, the artist deploys various waves of colour in concrete forms, rendering light a tangible and palpable phenomenon.
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