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Sydney Ball: 1967 – Now

At 83, artist Sydney Ball has unveiled a new series of his architecturally inspired modular works.

Sydney Ball: 1967 – Now


May 9th, 2016

“I don’t have signature style, I don’t like my work to be classified by just one particular style,” says acclaimed Australian artist Sydney Ball. “I see colour as ongoing; the experience of finding, looking for the differences if you change the process.” In his 83rd year, Ball has unveiled a new series of works that are a continuation of his enduring exploration of colour. The exhibition is the fourth instalment of his boldly coloured, geometric and architecturally inspired modular series, Infinex.

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The exhibition, titled Infinex IV: Chromix Lumina and Modular, also features Ball’s original modular works, sketches and never before seen studies from 1967. To craft the new Chromix Lumina series – geometric aluminium forms finished with automotive enamel – Ball worked with Brisbane based company, Urban Art Projects (UAP). UAP collaborates with architects and designers, as well as artists to develop ideas, investigate materiality and deliver projects.

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Sydney Ball has long held a relationship with the world of architecture – beginning his career as an architectural draughtsman, before switching to studying art full time at the Art Students League of New York. Ball describes is modular series as relying on architectonic form, inspired by creative structures by architects like Frank Gehry and the late Zaha Hadid.

The exhibition is at Sullivan Strumpf in Sydney until May 27, and also includes the release of a new book charting the modular series, Modular and Infinex – 1967 to now.

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