Matt Pine, Artist

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in 1979. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
"In the late 1970s Matt Pine’s work became increasingly ephemeral and site-responsive. This drawing is of one of his ‘Environmental Works’ entitled Ring Piece that he installed in three outdoor locations between 1978-1979. The ring was suspended by a pole and cord tensioning system to demarcate the central point of an outdoor man-made space. In this drawing the central ring is drawn as an oval. It’s a simple detail, but very important as it creates the feeling of standing with the physical work and looking across it, as opposed to looking down on it from a bird-eye view. Throughout Pine’s oeuvre he produced many finished drawings of realised sculptures, such as this one, that provide a conceptual and spatial experience of the 3D work on a 2D plane. I admire the quietness and clarity of this drawing."
- Taarati Taiaroa, for 'My Choice' April 2022
Image 507 x 755mm
felt pen on paper
Black felt pen drawing on graph paper of two ellipses in the centre of the page, one inside the other, with a cross in the centre. Extending out from the inner elipsis are four lines extending to the four corners of the paper.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1996
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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