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Sequinar

Marko Spalatin

(Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 1945 - )

1993

Acrylic on canvas

47 1/2 x 47 1/2 in. (120.7 x 120.7 cm)

Gift of Jack Jeter

2016.9

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Marko Spalatin paints hard-edged geometric shapes that appear to float in space, modeling their forms through light and shade. The artist finds inspiration in the luminous atmospheres of seaside locales, including Yucatan, the coastal Mexican state he visits during the winter, in addition to memories of his childhood spent growing up alongside the Adriatic Sea. Spalatin’s early work featured centralized dimensional forms, but in the late 1980s, he began flattening his compositions. He creates shallow spaces with patterns covering most of an image area. In Sequinar, the artist arranges brilliantly colored triangles, diamonds and squares that appear to float above a gray-toned background of stripes.

Keywords
Abstract art
Color
Geometric
Painting