"Circles of different colours are arranged in rectangular fields. The circles, already incomplete in themselves, are not placed entirely within the fields but are cut through by them. Either segments are missing, as when one circular shape is partially superimposed over another, or they appear torn or broken. However, when there is an overlay, the borderless, overlaying elements are transparent, covering other forms, thereby creating further colours and producing darker framing lines at the edges.
The irregular, broken contours are one of the subtle elements that Pedro Boese introduces into a system initially based on geometric order and regularity. The basic underlying pattern, a parallel, serial arrangement, is still understandable for us as viewers but is constantly undermined by what we see
Nevertheless, all the variations of the fragmented forms give the impression of compositional completeness, of inner coherence. Seeing fragments as imagined wholes has a long tradition, especially when dealing with damaged artefacts from antiquity. Although a torso, an arm or a leg may be missing, a unity of form is still perceived, and the violent destruction is repressed. (...)"
Abstract from the essay Complete Fragments.
Translation by Heather Allen.
Due to the grant "Neustart Kultur - Modul D" in 2022, I was able to produce plates digitally and incorporate them into the series.
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