BOOGIE WOOGIE

1999
Torben Giehler (German, born in 1973)


Dimensions

205.7 x 195.6 cm (81 x 77 in.)

Accession Number

1999.499

Medium or Technique

Acrylic on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Paintings

A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Giehler creates geometric and abstracted paintings of industrial landscapes, relying on both freehand drawing and digital imaging in creating his compositions. Giehler references geometric abstraction and color field painting as well as urban and virtual landscapes to create paintings that function both as pure abstractions and recognizable pictorial subjects. In Untitled, forms reminiscent of Piet Mondrian’s (Dutch, 1872-1944) iconic modernist abstractions (see 1986.496) are angled and slanted to evoke a virtual landscape and the aesthetics of the computer.

Provenance

The artist; to MFA, Boston, 1999

Credit Line

The Living New England Artist Purchase Fund, created by The Stephen and Sybil Stone Foundation

Copyright

Courtesy Leo Koenig Gallery