MELLER, Peter

Description

Village
In these images of villages, Meller seems to be setting himself the challenge of creating a believable place out of as few ingredients as possible. Not only are very few stamps used, those stamps are of very simple shapes, and he relies on the juxtaposition of those shapes to suggest more complex forms. Although we see a village, we also realize that all we are looking at is a few flat patches of color. We are thus made aware of the suggestive power of shape and of our own tendency to project meaning onto even abstract forms. - Merisa Vertti

Creator

Meller, Peter
b. Hungary, 1928-2008

Source

Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore

Identifier

IL2012.007.036a,b

Citation

Meller, Peter and b. Hungary, 1928-2008, “MELLER, Peter,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 3, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7426.