Stephen Gilbert

Construction with Aluminium Plates

About this artwork

In about 1953 Gilbert moved away from painting to creating three-dimensional orthogonal constructions. He joined the Groupe Espace and with Constant, Nicholas Schöffer and architect Claude Parent formed a subsidiary group called Neovision. Strongly influenced by De Stijl ideas, they aimed to destroy closed volumes and activate open spaces by means of coloured planes. Though uncoloured, this aluminium construction by Gilbert with its play of positive and negative planes is arranged to encourage the viewer to move from one façade to the next.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Stephen GilbertEnglish (1910 - 2007)
  • title:
    Construction with Aluminium Plates
  • date created:
    1954
  • materials:
    Aluminium and steel
  • measurements:
    95.00 x 35.30 x 24.10 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Mr Ken Powell 2006 [received 2008]
  • accession number:
    GMA 5049
  • gallery:
  • subject:
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Stephen Gilbert

Stephen Gilbert