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SALEM ALI

Artrinet work analysis of SALEM ALI


            

Classification : A260-B230-C160-C130-D110-D140
(You can click on each code separatly
to locate it in the general classification grid.)

SALEM ALI
SALEM ALI
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The classification provides four or more codes placed on four axis (A - formalism, B - matériality, C - involvement body/mind, D - communication). These codes are positionning the artist in the art history.


A axis : FORMALISM
When looking at the work, what type of formalisation first strikes the eye? Is it more abstract or more figurative, etc ? (on a scale from more "immaterial" to more "realist").
A260 : Allusive almost figurative
beginning with shapes, matter or gestures, fairly obvious representations of figures (Dubuffet, Fautrier, Bacon, ...)


B axis : MATERIALITY
How does the materiality of what is shown come across?
(on a scale from more "immaterial" to more "real").
B230 : Materiality
in painting, but also with all other materials with the following possibilities: Structured structured combinations
any combinations of lines, colours, matter or volumes of a more structured type (Michail Heizer, Anish Kapoor, Miguel Barceló, ...).


C axis : INVOLVEMENT BODY/ MIND
With what body:mind ratio does the artist enter into his work?
Classify from the most "intellectual" (e.g."Concept Art"...) to the most "physical" (e.g. "Body Art", ...).
C160 : tending towards the corporeal / the senses via expression with "humanity" (the passage from Life to Death)
- in a literal manner (John de Andrea, Duane Hanson, Itsvan Sandorfi, ...)
- or a symbolic manner (James Ensor, G. Rouault, F. Gruber, Zoran Music, Rebeca Stevenson, Jan Vercruysse, ...), ...
C130 : towards the intellectual side/ the essence of things inward looking work chiefly oriented towards: l'introspective
inner landscapes, emotions, feelings (Arpad Szenes, ...), serenity (Yves Klein's "Monochromes", ...), equilibrium ("mandalas" of Augustin Lesage or Adolf Wölfli, ...), memory (Boltenski "boxes", ...).


D axis : COMMUNICATION
Does the artist have the deliberate intention to convey a message of any sort through his work?
(classified from the most "mystical" to the most "worldly").
D110 : via what is meant with various spiritual or less marked religious influences
(from Barnett Newman to Mark Rothko, from Roman Opalka to Arnulf Rainer, ...).
D140 : via what is meaningful
based on the idea that work on what symbolizes forms an intentional message in itself (for example: Daniel Dezeuze's "Stretchers", etc., etc., ...). exploration and variations on a theme or on a single resource (object, material, ...)
to make it express the maximum (Cézanne's "Saintes Victoires", Andy Warhol's "Marylins" , Rutault's "methods", "bodies" by J. and D. Chapman, or by Katharina Fritsch, ...) or of a single resource (objects, materials, etc.: G. Titus Carmel's "bananas"; Miralda's "soldiers"; Damien Hirst's "cigarette butts" ...) in order to explore all its facets

SALEM ALI
www.salembronze.com