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Verds, 1981

Greens, 1981
Work on paper (unique), 155 x 130 x 18 cm
Groc (Yellow) and Verds (Green) are part of the first works with which Antoni Llena resumed his artistic activity in the early eighties, after the creative parenthesis resulting from the radicalisation of his conceptual positions. Working with card is connected to the artist’s interest in ephemeral art made from ‘poor’ elements, which he values for their delicacy, fragility and spirituality. Talking about the significance of using card, the artist explains: ‘I took a cutter and started cutting. It was a miracle! The “cut” instantaneously exerted a magical fascination.’ The artist transformed the coloured paper into a real field of experimentation and an experience of volume: cut, fold, tear, paste.
The monochrome denotes a desire for purity and radicalism, and the volume a certain sensuality and a touch of the Baroque.

Technical details

Original title:
Verds
Registration number:
67
Artist:
Llena, Antoni
Date created:
1981
Date acquired:
1994
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Work on paper (unique)
Media:
Paper and self-adhesive tape
Dimensions:
155 x 130 x 18 cm (height x width x depth)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright:
© Antoni Llena, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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