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Stanley Whitney | Monotypes

Stanley Whitney, Untitled, 2016.

For his first collaboration with BORCH Editions, Stanley Whitney created nine large-scale monotypes as well as a series of eight etchings. In his monotypes, Whitney organises the plate by means of horizontal and vertical lines, using the colour fields in between to reflect on the qualities of the single colours as well as their relation to each other.

Monotypes are unique works, created on a featureless plate. In contrast to other printing techniques, the artist does not leave permanent marks on the plate, but simply paints on its surface. The plate thus serves as a mere vehicle to transfer the artist’s painting or drawing onto paper.

Stanley Whitney, born 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lives and works in New York City.

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