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I Love the World (Simple Cubic Array)

© the artist. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

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This is one of a number of grid paintings by Jonathan Parsons, in which he explores colour theory and the ways in which space can be represented through paint. The bands of colour appear to weave between one another, creating a sense of depth. However, the colours could not physically cross and remain unaltered. The bands actually abut one another, and simply exist side by side. The complete grey band, which looks like it was painted last, was in fact the first to be laid down. Each hue occupies an equal surface area and, as paler and darker shades, is used twice.

Government Art Collection





oil on canvas


H 91.5 x W 91.5 cm

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purchased from Richard Salmon, 2000

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