DUAL VISION: ARTISTS

DUAL VISION


AMELIA CURRIER + JOHN EGNER


Ensō, 2020
Ink on washi paper, charred and painted wooden grid


Amelia Currier and John Egner: Our piece, entitled ‘Ensō’ is a synthesis of geometry, spontaneity and light. Both artists share a minimalist sensibility that is tempered by a human, organic element. There is a chasm between the formality of the grid and the extempore ink gestures that is resolved by their echoing circles. The corners and center of John’s once whole square grid, were burned, then re-composed to create a circle. The ink gestures floating behind are a single stroke meditation exercise, practiced by Zen monks. ‘Ensō’ can be regarded as a meditative totem, an expression of the silent, pre-linguistic world from which we have evolved.