Shuffle Paintings, 2014
Acrylic, fluorescent and metallic acrylic on panel
8 x 8 inches
Matthew Deleget & Hartmut Böhm: Related Lines
Dr. Julius AP
10829 Berlin Germany
November 13, 2014 – January 24, 2015
For this two-person exhibition, I plan to present a spare installation of new small-scaled Shuffle paintings. Begun in 2007, these works are the latest addition in an ongoing series of paintings that was originally informed by the “shuffle” feature on my iPod.
Each painting consists of a checkered grid of four colors completely selected at random. To compound things, some paintings contain further, smaller Shuffle paintings placed within them, also at random. The smaller Shuffles sometimes relate to the color composition of the larger paintings and sometimes not.
With these new paintings, I’m interested to see if an intense color experience can happen on a minute scale. I believe it can, of course. This strategy is really the inverse of traditional color and color field painting, which is generally very large in scale. Josef Albers’s Homage to the Square paintings are the obvious exception here.
The titles of this specific suite of paintings were derived from pseudonyms used by Modern and Contemporary artists I admire.