Anoka Faruqee: The Visible Spectrum

The abstract paintings of US American artist Anoka Faruqee are characterised by pulsating optical and chromatic effects. Patterns and motifs recur in her pictures as she adjusts and permutates them in apparently infinite variations in order to plumb the laws of painting. One of her central aims is to create a tension between the atmospheric impressions of light and illusion and the material nature of colour and paint.

Influenced by digital technologies on the one hand and the geometries of Islamic art on the other, Faruqee investigated the relationships between original and copy, authenticity and reproduction in a group of diptychs (2000–2005). For example, she paired pictures where one was created by a spontaneous pouring of paint and the other, using the first as a model, imitated it through a laborious process. The artist divided the picture into a fine grid and painted the small pixel-like fields with identical corresponding colour nuances. Thus the apparently digitalised version of the first picture is both a copy and an original. In the final analysis, the various versions of the image query the value inherent in each painting, whether in strange spontaneity or in familiar human determination.

Venue

Secession

Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Wien

Current Dates

  • Tue. 23 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 26 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 27 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 30 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 31 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 01 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 02 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

June

  • Sat. 03 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 06 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 07 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 08 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 09 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 10 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 13 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 15 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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  • Sat. 17 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 20 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 21 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 25 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.