Tape paintings: an exercise in stripes, symmetry and the rules of the game

Author/s: Raymond John Carter, MA
Availability: Open Access
Type: Thesis
Year: 2016
Category: Fine Arts

Abstract: This project researched the one hundred year history of geometric abstract painting and its origins in utopian ideas and non-representational object-hood. Employing predetermined rules and working methods, commercial and industrial materials, cloth tape was used to create ‘paintings’ that employed stripes and symmetries. The results of this investigation demonstrate these alternative materials and methods can reconfigure and innovate the geometric abstract tradition and contemporary abstract painting.

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