Minimalism as an art style has its origins in 1960s America. The style was birthed by visual artists who found their inspiration in reductionist paintings, such as the Suprematist works by Kazimir Malevich. Household names of the movement who discovered the non-representational themes of minimalism include artists Donal Judd, Frank Stella and Carl Andre. Minimalist art focuses on space, line and shape with an underlining message of simplicity. It is common for creative minimalist work to feature large amounts of negative space and design elements. In its contemporary form, it matches movements towards minimalist interior design and slow living that emerge as a contrast to the hectic, demanding lifestyles we lead in modern society. Aesthetically minimalist artwork often imparts an atmospheric feeling of calm and relief.
Monday 22 October 2018
About this Curation
About the Curator
Sarah Elizabeth Hughes is an artist and curator based in Melbourne. Born in Perth, she completed a Bachelor of Arts from Edith Cowan University (Southwest campus) in her undergraduate studies Sarah focused and developed her practice as a visual artist.
In 2017 Sarah relocated to Melbourne and began her Master's studies in Arts Management at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Since arriving in Melbourne Sarah has continued her practice and become an active member of the arts community.