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Charles A. Csuri
1987 - 1991 ➔ Silent Statues

Artwork

Identifer
C06.00026
Creator
Charles A. Csuri
Date
1989
Material
canvases, oils
Algorithms
Texture Maps
Measurements
76 x 102 cm (30 x 40 in.)

Historical Significance
Silent Statues is one of Csuris most provocative works from the middle period. In this work, Csuri explores instancing, as he did with Five Faces (1966) and Bearded Man in a Circle (1966). In the early works, however, the artist was limited to the two-dimensional renderings of a drum-plotter. With Silent Statues, Csuri expands into three-dimensions. The simple torsos shift and turn in space, emerging and receding into and out of the picture plane. Csuri uses monochromatic drawings he made as a texture map, as well as the use of light and shadow in a haunting chiaroscuro. The result, when combined with the simple forms, is expansive yet intriguingly minimal.
Related person
Charles A. Csuri