Waltercio Caldas. Japan (Japão). (1972)

Waltercio Caldas Japan (Japão) (1972)

  • Not on view

Caldas's work, whether in drawing or in sculpture, seeks to confuse viewers' conception of space. His work Mirror of Light (1974), reflects the gallery and the other artworks on view, including the people looking at them. Japan, a triptych of drawings seems to relate to the geographical system, but its scattered points and numbers are random arrangments. They are "hypothetical loactions of something we never reach," Caldas has said.

Gallery label from Here Is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art, September 10, 2008–March 23, 2009.
Medium
Transfer type, ink, and metallic ink on paper
Dimensions
19 x 17 1/2" (48.3 x 44.4 cm)
Credit
Gift of Gilberto Chateaubriand in memory of Monroe Wheeler, Francisco Masjuan and John Brady
Object number
182.1995
Copyright
© 2021 Waltercio Caldas
Department
Drawings and Prints

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