Steel and enamel
Donald Judd (1928-1994), a prominent figure in the Minimalist art movement, often worked with large cubes. Butler considers these cubes formal, empty, sterile and conceptual. His own work also focuses on straight lines and volume, but juxtaposes and contrasts that geometry with curved lines. He sees the straight lines as prescribed, utilitarian and banal, and the curved lines as graceful, eccentric and spontaneous. A love for graffiti and street art led Butler to new experiments with paint on the sculpture’s surface.
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