CLIFFORD SINGER

 

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Clifford Singer, Geometrical Clouds, Invisible Paintings Series 1977-1978 ©; "These paintings follow the format of my Geometrical Cloud steel pieces 1974-1975 in hyper spatial geometry approaching invisibility in n-dimensions.  I produced these paintings while enrolled at the Hunter Graduate Program which in retrospect were greatly misunderstood by Faculty and Graduate peers, however are now being recognized after much dispute.  I was accused of tracing and projecting my images to the canvas by Ralph Humphrey,  however I confirmed that I simply intuited higher dimensional geometry and painted directly on canvas with the use of a wood bridge and no. 3 sable brush.
I never traced from a higher dimensional model.  These pieces are of my original creation and interpretation of hyper spatial geometry in n-dimensions.  In 1977,  I brought one of these paintings to the O.K. Harris Gallery, NY and presented it to Ivan C. Karp, who stated while stepping back 'Wow, that's pure'."

"The works encompassed my investigations into fragments of hyper spatial geometric images both visible and invisible in higher dimensions. There was discussion of hyper spatial geometry and String theory since 1969 as well as in R. Buckminster Fuller’s work Synergetics.  Further evidence is in my painting entitled Quantum Module, 1973 and 4D Structure Model Drawing 1973, a precursor to higher dimensional geometries.  Now in retrospect, I see that I had predetermined the more recent M-Theory of 1995 during the late 1970s. Also, I see that I had paralleled Benoit Mandelbrot’s fractal clouds.
. The invisibility or ‘invisible paintings’ were atmospheric, and as I am quoted as stating ‘disintegrating’, whereby painting the lines by hand with merging transparent gouache on a light blue acrylic field and having the lighting dimmed slightly in a gallery setting the lines disappear or vanish. There are numerous other similar Geometrical Cloud paintings from this period that are slightly sharper in contrast with line to field and within the hyper spatial geometric mode are ‘corpuscular’ in theory and by nature as seen in the picture plane. This created quite a lot of controversy by viewers of the work in 1974-1975 to 1977 and 1978."



Clifford Singer, Geometrical Cloud, Invisible Painting Series, 1977-1978 ©, Gouache on acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches



Clifford Singer, Geometrical Cloud, Invisible Painting Series, 1977-1978 ©, Gouache on acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches



Clifford Singer, Geometrical Cloud, Invisible Painting Series, 1977-1978 ©, Gouache on acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches



Clifford Singer, Geometrical Cloud, Invisible Painting Series, 1977-1978 ©, Gouache on acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches



      

     Clifford Singer, Geometrical Clouds, Invisible Painting Series, (detail) 1977-1978 ©, Gouache on acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60 in.



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