Ellsworth Kelly’s seamless monochromatic abstractions are derived from real-life observations and replicate the shapes, shadows and other visual sensations experienced in the surrounding world. The line, form and color of the works elicit a physical and instinctive impact.
“Making art has first of all to do with honesty. My first lesson was to see objectively, to erase all ‘meaning’ of the thing seen. Then only, could the real meaning of it be understood and felt”.
“I’m interested in the mass and color, the black and the white, the edges happen because the forms get as quiet as they can be.”