Oculus I is a round panel covered with small mirrored facets in gold and silver. The mirror mosaic reflect fragments of a distorted and blurred reality, it takes on a myriad of guises, repeats itself and undergoes a metamorphosis, only ever developing according to the circumstances.
The work of John M. Armleder is polymorphous. It is not identifiable with any medium, procedure, formal style, or visual or aesthetic world. After being part of the alternative movement Fluxus with the Ecart Performance Group, founded in 1969 with Patrick Lucchini and Claude Rychner, Armleder has been questioning abstraction and the idea of modernity through the methods of appropriation and quotation since the early eighties. Beyond drawing, performance and painting, the artist has developed a practice in his installations where found objects are mixed with geometric or monochrome abstract paintings.
His work is in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark. Armleder lives and works in Geneva.
Mosaic made of small tesserae of gold and silver glass on wood
Different versions have been created by hand and each is unique
Each work is signed and titled by artist on the back
Eighteen different mosaics were made with a diameter of 57 cm.
entitled Oculus I, II, III, IV, V , VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII
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