Untitled (three-tiered perspective)
Typical of Mark Grotjahn’s work, Untitled (three-tiered perspective) is based on both conceptual criteria and random selection. Comprising three vertically stacked rectangular sections of canvas, each containing a row of converging polychromatic stripes whose colors were chosen at random, the work evokes a filmstrip, with each “still” depicting a landscape receding toward the horizon.
Mark Grotjahn (b. 1968, Pasadena, California; lives and works in Los Angeles)
Untitled (three-tiered perspective), 1997
Oil and linen on board
60 x 48 in.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Purchased with funds provided by the Curatorial Discretionary Fund