Drawing on the formal vernacular of Minimalist painting, Diiorio’s works are made from linen and raw canvas through a meticulous process of painting, stitching and folding. This show furthers the artist’s ongoing interest into the role and limitations of form and material to generate meaning.
Transgressing the boundary between painting and sculpture, the artist’s folded compositions play with notions of visibility and materiality. Subtle variations between each fold generate a rhythm of line and space, creating a unique form of visual syntax. Through the act of folding, much of the material is also obscured, thus forcing ‘the viewer to determine image and meaning from what is given and what is assumed.’
The upcoming show coincides with an exhibition at Tate Modern, London by American abstract painter Agnes Martin whom Diiorio cites as a key influence. Critical reflections on the oeuvre of artists Fred Sandback, Richard Tuttle and Lee Bontecou have also played a key role in shaping Diiorio’s practice.
Luke Diiorio (b.1983) lives and works in New York and received his MA from the Royal College of Art, London in 2013. Recent exhibitions include those at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles and Kinman Gallery, London. Diiorio has a forthcoming group show at Super Dakota, Brussels.
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