Bernar Venet

Two Indeterminate Lines
Polymer gravure, etching, carborundum and photo etching with wiping
30.50 x 39.75 in
Polymer gravure, etching and photo-etching with wiping printed from three copper plates in three different shades of black with linseed oil, a fine, fresh impression of the only state, the full sheet, printed on 410gsm Somerset UK Textured White paper, with margins, hand-signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 50 examples plus proofs. Indeterminate forms are defined as an equation which includes two functions whose limit cannot be determined by the limits of the individual functions themselves. By choosing to portray these functions, Venet asserts that the mathematical equations represented are, in fact, the art. This print is an example of Venet returning to mathematical concepts he had explored in the past as a way to further their artistic evolution. He explored this concept before in two-dimensional work of the same title in 1995 and 2006, as well as sculptural works of the same title such as the one in 2003. When interviewed about his work, Venet has said that Volume, Surface Area, and Points have all played an important role in his mathematical works. However, he has said that Line informs his work more than any other concept. With each iteration of these lines, Venet seeks to further expand our idea of what art is and what it can be. While Venet has always asserted that the subject matter of his art is purely mathematical and monosomic, there is possibly the suggestion of indeterminate limits of these functions reflect the indeterminate limits of what art is and can be.
Two Indeterminate Lines
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Polymer gravure, etching, carborundum and photo etching with wiping
Bernar Venet
Artist