Jannis Kounellis

Untitled

About this artwork

In the late 1960s Kounellis experimented with arrangements of wool and burning fuel on simple bed-frames. These three-dimensional pieces represented his use of everyday objects to create artworks, imbued with a direct and immediate power. In this more recent work, Kounellis utilises a similar steel bed-frame. Suspended precariously from a gallery wall, the metal framework contrasts with the painted backdrop. The volume and weight of the object is countered by the flatness of the surface. Kounellis seems to visualise his own artistic progression from two-dimensional painting to the employment of unconventional sculptural forms by referencing techniques that have become central to his career.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Jannis KounellisGreek (1936 - 2017)
  • title:
    Untitled
  • date created:
    1993
  • materials:
    Steel bedsprings, metal hook and paint on wall
  • measurements:
    267.00 x 230.00 x 10.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00072
  • gallery:
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Jannis Kounellis

Jannis Kounellis