Chromatic Rhythms

Alfredo Hlito’s Chromatic Rhythms II, 1947

Helio Oiticica’s Metascheme, 1958

Juan Mele’s Irregular Frame No. 2, 1946

I’ve long been a fan of abstract art and the use of shape and colour, and while I’m a big fan of Jackson Pollock I also like the order and space of regular lines and grids. Probably the result of a life time spent looking at record sleeves and the like. These abstract South American artworks from the 1930s and 1940s were in the paper at the weekend and are part of a exhibition opening at the Royal Academy. They’re not a million miles from Mondrian’s grids (also currently showing somewhere, the Tate possibly). So I thought I’d share them so you can look at them too.