The Atmosphere of Nothingness, Untitled Painting 6, 2018


Oil and roofing tar on canvas

72.00 x 48.00 in

182.9 x 121.9 cm

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Allen Hansen began his visual art practice as a skilled Neo-Romantic landscape painter and has been working for the past two decades as a minimalist; the result of continuously minimalizing his landscapes until the question arose, "Where do you go when you get rid of the horizon line?” Hansen's work has always dealt with the urge to the sublime, whether in abstracted landscape or diagramming the unknowable. The use of the diagram process becomes a source for abstraction, and a way of unveiling invisible symmetries. A fictitious light source and the occasional color on his dark canvases, painted with roofing tar (a medium shaped by his personal childhood memories as son of a roofer) leave the viewer with all but no substantiated image, and rather with a sense of time and space. 

Courtesy of Lichtundfire

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