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Chuck Elliott

Rubicon / cyan breaker

Rubicon / cyan breaker

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I drew Rubicon as part of my Current at Catto show in 2017. It’s the first of a series of circular ’systematic variation’ pieces, that take on the idea of using a series of geometrical variations to re-modulate underlying drawings, adding increased levels of movement and energy to the linework.

In this case, using a kind of diamond matrix to animate the flow of the inks as they work outwards from the centre.

I made the study in two distinct colour palettes, this highly liquid cyan, turquoise and orange one, and a more autumnal piece with coppers, golds, reds and oranges.

Rubicon is the title of a myriad things, but in my mind, it’s a reference to the first Tangerine Dream album I bought, an astonishing piece of fully synthesised music, which still seems years ahead of its time today.

More recently I’ve also been listening to the incredibly talented Anoushka Shankar, whose Rubicon track is a piece about the refugee crisis, that appears on her amazing album Land of Gold. Both are well worth a listen.

100cm diameter, ed of 8

Rubicon / cyan breaker is a metallic Lambda photographic print, mounted to Perspex and Dibond, laser cut to shape, and fitted with a hidden subframe.


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