Sydney Ball: Infinex, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art Sydney, Australia

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Sydney Ball, Infinex Lumina #6, 2010 Acrylic on canvas 65 x 102 inches April 7-24, 2011 The Infinex Series The works are an orchestration of individual shapes that are related to each other in various combinations in a contemporary context. Infinite is a word I associate as a title with “boundless possibilities, light, means, quality”. Like my modular / installation works of 1968 these new modular shapes again use the negative background wall space but […]

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Sydney Ball: Structures 3 & The New York Stain Paintings c. 1971, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, Australia


Sydney Ball, Zianexis, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 168 cm March 4-21, 2010 The following extract is taken from ‘Sydney Ball: prophet of abstraction’ by Wendy Walker, Sydney Ball: The Colour Paintings 1963–2007, p21 The emergence at the end of the 1990s of an insistent form in Ball’s paintings – reminiscent of shapes in early drawings of rock formations from his landscape works – gave rise to the asymmetrical, ragged-edged motifs in the abstract […]

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Sydney Ball: In Light of Colour, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia

  September 9-28, 2008 In 2007 Sydney Ball revisited the direct pictorial architecture of his Canto paintings to develop Structures 2, a series of radiant abstract colour works. The modernist architecture of Mies Van Der Rohe and Zaha Hadid – and their open-ended, problem-solving approach to refined ‘architectonic form’ – provided a framework that resonated with Ball’s artistic practice.  As a young man, Ball worked as an architectural draughtsman before moving to New York in […]

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