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Bernar Venet

Four Indeterminate Lines, 2014
Etching
Edition of 50, plus 10 APs
117,2 x 159,7 cm (46.1 x 62.8 in.)
Signed, titled, and numbered
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Bernar Venet is a conceptual artist best known for his resourcefulness in a variety of media including drawing, paintings, prints, sculpture, installations, design, music and musical composition, and for his wide range of expression.

Bernar Venet is a conceptual artist best known for his resourcefulness in a variety of media including drawing, paintings, prints, sculpture, installations, design, music, and musical composition, and for his wide range of expression. In the middle of the 1970ies, he made the line the central subject of his work. Whereas in a scientific context a line is a clearly defined geometric form, Bernar Venet used this simple geometric form to demonstrate divergent concepts.

“My sculpture is based on concepts that appear to be divergent […]: order and disorder, the determinate and indeterminate.” — Bernar Venet

The present print “Four Indeterminate Lines” shows the particular importance of the line for the artist. The line is not simply a line, in fact, it seems to move, and it looks like a three-dimensional, unstable figure. It essentially forces the viewer to follow its course in search of the beginning and the end. But this is impossible; the lines cannot be discerned individually, instead they form the complex and coherent composition of the artwork. In this etching, Bernar Venet masterly illustrates his idea of transposing mathematical concepts and scientific theories into the realm of art.