• Tom Wudl

    Arco Center For Visual Art

    Tom Wudl gained his earliest recognition and is still best known for his delicate perforated rice-paper paintings of the early ’70s. The fragile, unstretched supports of these works carry an array of textbook archetypes—mazes, spirals, triangles, and crosses—in clear colors and gold leaf. The paintings share the cultural primitivism of post-minimalism; their worked-over fragility implies age and archeological rescue, and their loaded yet indecipherable ideograms, the ineffable. Since 1975, however, Wudl has been involved with the creation of his own ideogram: an elongated, tentacled biomorph

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