Martin Wieland Reflections, Late 1960s, Perspex, Paper and Box Construction

Very little is known about Martin Wieland. He is an artist that built fantastic constructions and exhibited them internationally for a decade before falling off the radar. He painted large oils on canvas as well as these futuristic constructions made of perspex and painted board. These box constructions use light and shadow to change how they are perceived, the light of a room and the viewers position changing how the work looks in different lights. At a time when art was becoming kinetic and perspex these would have been radically new works at their time of exhibition and other artists of that era in Structurist movement of the 60s and 70s were Mary Martin, Hartmut Böhm and Victor Pasmore.

Reflections is a construction of plastic mirrors and painted boards that looks more like a kinetic Bridget Riley painting, from one viewpoint it acts as a warped mirror of light in the room and another it reflects the painted boards.

Signed on the verso.

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