Instant Criticism of Illusionism

Gunter Nolte

BIRTH YEAR 1938
BIRTH PLACE Göttingen, Germany
DEATH YEAR 2000
DEATH PLACE Fournier, Ontario

Look closely. What appears to be a crumpled piece of paper is actually a spray-painted illusion! Artist Gunter Nolte was known for his explorations in sculpture, drawing, and material process and like many of his works, this piece is a playful investigation into the relationship between visual perception and the physical world. This work was completed in 1976, the same year that Nolte began his 20-year career at the University of Ottawa.

MEDIUM Spray paint on paper
DATE 1976
DIMENSIONS 76.2cm x 109.9cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2017.01.17
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Judith Nolte, 2017
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A painting that mimics the look of a piece of paper that has been crumpled and opened up again. Many "creases" are made with black spray paint on white paper.

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