“The notion of the picture as the product of painting…is being replaced by the experience of spatial construction”. The Line by A. Rodchenko, 1921.
The Intrinsic Dimension series explores and visualises the 1921 thesis by A. Rodchenko, where he advocates to abandon figurative art on a quest for a new kind of painting; one where the artist’s invention relies on the construction of material.
Francisca gives a new dimension to the canvas by materialising the line and using it to build. Suspending old card railway tickets, she creates waves of colour with fragments of distance travelled. Lines, Rodchenko’s skeleton of construction, become suggestive indications of narrative and emotion, as intensities of visual texture and colour are ordered as paint applied.
“The retreat of painting from representation had an effect on the entire structure of the work of art, making it closer to a construction…” A. Rodchenko.