Peter Downsbrough

A Piece for 2 Lines and 3 Letters

2011

Construction sheet for 2 lines and 3 letters, with adhesive film and tape in a box

Edition of 25 copies, comes with a certificate signed and numbered by the artist

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This edition is published by Hatje Cantz

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about this work

A Piece for 2 Lines and 3 Lettercombines elements that are very typical of Downsbrough’s work: text and lines allowing one to examine the meaning of “space”. This edition consists of handmade box containing, among other things, a construction drawing, instructions and the building materials (adhesive letters and tape) to create an installation by Peter Downsbrough. at home.

about Peter Downsbrough

Since the end of the 1960s, conceptual artist Peter Downsbrough changed the perception of art thoroughly. At the basis of his strong diversified oeuvre, lies a highly distilled, visual vocabulary, which he uses to examine a given space in a very personal and precise manner. In this way, Downsbrough frequently adopts written language in the form of conjunctions, prepositions, verbs and/or pronouns and applies them to walls, floors and ceilings, often in combination with taut lines made of black tape.

Words like ‘as’, ‘if’ or ‘but’ have a double function: on the one hand, they work as iconographic characters, which emphasize and reveal the space, while on the other hand, they offer the viewer several possibilities of interpretation. Despite the impersonal nature of the elements, Downsbrough manages to create a very familiar word/image-universe with minimal interventions and a limited vocabulary.

 

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Peter Downsbrough - Open / Als 1.2007 - 2007

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