Rules

Core Influences

  • Dan Flavin

  • Sol LeWitt

  • Ad Reinhardt

  • Josef Albers

  • Frank Stella

  • DADA

  • Generative Art

  • Rule/System Based Art

  • Alfred Jensen

  • Ed Ruscha

  • Jasper Johns

  • Andy Warhol

  • Donald Judd

  • Carl Andre

 

 

Rules and systems are a large part of my work as it is through a set of rules that my paintings are made. Although I do not use the algorithmic side that has come about with the onset of programming. Generative Art as it is now called uses or is created with autonomous system. Sol LeWitt's list of rules is the style that I favour. His uses of geometric shapes and detailed lines hark to my patterns. But the fact that they are usually made directly onto the wall link to Richard Wright.

 

On the opposing side to rules and reason were the Dadaists who opposed reason, as to them it way the cause of the slaughter of millions. They championed the use of chance, accident and improvisation.

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square: Beaming, 1963

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square, 1964

Sol LeWitt

Wall drawing, in May 2012 during the Wall Drawings from 1968 to 2007 Sol LeWitt restrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France.

Sol LeWitt

No Title, Etching, 1973

Frank Stella

Title Unknown, 1967

Frank Stella

Hyena Stomp 1962

Alfred Jensen

Clockwork in the Sky, 1959

Alfred Jensen

Solar Centrifugal Force, 1961