The Woods, 2010 - James Siena

About the Work

About The Woods

In this etching, James Siena employs his practice of using "visual algorithms" to create abstract patterns. Unlike his other similar compositions, which are rooted in deliberate lines and saturated color, the algorithm for The Woods is almost biomorphic, the lines ...

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In this etching, James Siena employs his practice of using "visual algorithms" to create abstract patterns. Unlike his other similar compositions, which are rooted in deliberate lines and saturated color, the algorithm for The Woods is almost biomorphic, the lines teeming with life and static energy. "I'm interested in intensity," Siena has said. In this work, he proves that he can express intensity in a visual composition and mark it with the conscious presence of his own hand.

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About the Artist

About James Siena

One of the most famous living abstract artists, James Siena is best known for the intricate geometric abstractions that he creates freehand by imposing upon ...

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One of the most famous living abstract artists, James Siena is best known for the intricate geometric abstractions that he creates freehand by imposing upon himself a set of "rules" that he calls "visual algorithms." Beginning with a basic unit—a shape or a set of lines—he allows these algorithms, which are essentially predetermined permutations, to guide the progression of each work. The resulting drawing or painting is a pattern that is not only visually complex, but also logical and formulaic. "They're procedures," Siena says of the rules governing his paintings. "Each painting has to do with carrying out a procedure, no matter how simple. It's the task of making it physical." Though rigorously executed and highly procedural, Siena's abstract compositions transcend geometry, producing psychological, and some might even say meditative or spiritual, effects.

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The Woods, 2010

James Siena

Print
Size Price
14.00" x 11.75" $1,100
Edition of 40

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Description

Etching, spitbite, and aquatint.

Authentication

Signed and numbered by the artist on recto.

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