Comments on: Peter Halley http://abstractcritical.com/note/peter-halley/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/note/peter-halley/#comment-53141 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:46:13 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=6079#comment-53141 The things that we ask of abstract art! That bloody Mondrian has a lot to answer for.

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By: Lucinda Holmes http://abstractcritical.com/note/peter-halley/#comment-53092 Tue, 04 Sep 2012 06:14:45 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=6079#comment-53092 I disagree with the statement that geometry is a no longer a transcendental order. Geometry is used in a whole range of data visualizations which we use to organize our perception of the world. To me contemporary use of geometry still has the ‘aura’ of religious works within it. I feel that geometric based art is an emptying out of the signifiers that give location or purpose to the different elements within the picture but reveal a grand scheme, a higher structure that we still look for in art. Art as a cultural aid to societies contemplative reflection that religion had given us.

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By: Sam Cornish http://abstractcritical.com/note/peter-halley/#comment-52848 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:57:21 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=6079#comment-52848 From what I have read his writings are exciting even troubling but Halley’s paintings seem far too safe in comparison. Instead of unsettling our familiarity with the geometric, as the writings suggest they should, the paintings seem to sit securely within it. Wouldn’t it be exciting to see an artist who could make an art which – completely visually – posed the same questions?

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