Peinture, 290 x 520 cm, 22 Mai 2002, 2002
Huile et acrylique sur toile | Oil and acrylic on canvas
290 x 520 cm
© ADAGP, Paris 2019
© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage
The very imposing Peinture 290 × 520 cm, 22 mai 2002 combines two ways of relating to light: the white of the blank canvas alternates with that of light reflected by ridges of “outrenoir.”
Works from 1999 to 2003, painted in acrylic, comprise a series of large horizontal bands separated by narrow white bands of canvas; irregularities appear where black and white meet. Pulled in all directions, the viewer’s gaze does not settle on a specific point but travels from one edge of the painting to another.