Heinz Mack

Light Dynamo from 1963 by Heinz Mack
"Light Dynamo" from 1963 by Heinz Mack

An unexpected find at the library today while picking up a copy of “An Anthology of Concrete Poetry” edited by Emmett Williams.  For some reason concrete poetry is in the fine arts section, and nearby was a book with the enigmatic title “ZERO” written in huge letters across the cover.  Turns out this is a collection of the magazine by the same name, released by artists working in a group of the name as well.

About halfway through are some great pieces by an artist I had never heard of named Heinz Mack.  They have the mix of abstraction and tracendental surface that I love with a complexity that belies a systematic approach to creating them.

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