Wednesday, February 01, 2012
So many artists go through a "dot phase" as to make you think it's de rigueur. Whether they're sampling others' ideas or stretching their own boundaries, using the dot as a tool or sole subject matter is an exercise with a long history of success.
Eli Bornowsky's production of dot paintings in 2008, 9 and 10 are not only fascinating and pleasing, but they have a scientific feel to them; as through he is testing color theories. I think that after the over exposure to Hirst's particular grid pattern, you'll find Bornowsky's compositions a welcome and soothing relief.
This image is from his Website and targeted to the Works on Paper, page. Be sure to also check out the paintings from 2010; then click on the other links to see how different his work is before and after the dot phase. You may agree with me in thinking that his most beautiful paintings are the Dots.