• Graphic Fields

    princeton NEW JERSEY

    Princeton University
    critic: Stan ALLEN.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
    Hans TURSACK: Graphic Fields is a series of drawings, renderings, models and a text researching compositional principles that stage interactions between flat shapes and volumetric systems.

    Each experiment plays with a loose, but finite grammar of objects, architectural elements, and graphic fragments distributed in a (primarily) plan-based matrix. Ambiguous in scale and program, different iterations recall game-board layouts, athletic fields, and vacant stage sets.

    The project embraces the semantically charged obstacle course-gardens or “complexes” developed by Post-Minimal sculptors like Alice Aycock, Nancy Holt, Mary Miss and Robert Morris as a formal type. Like the complexes of that era, the compositions that make up Graphic Fields are open-ended aggregations of overlapping visual systems; movements between structure and informality suggests growth and change.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    HT: Early Alice Aycock, West Coast Minimalism, Peter Halley.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    HT: Listening: anything off of Night Slugs and Fade to Mind. Especially Jam City and Nguzunguzu.
    Reading: Composition, Non-Composition by Jacques Lucan. Design and Crime by Hal Foster.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    HT: Antoine Catala, Alisa Baremboym, Alex Da Corte

    Additional Credits/Links:

    Fabrication with Dan Morgan at Substrate Fabrication (
    Photography/Printed Matter: Brilliant Graphics (
    Additional Collaborators: Yshai Yudekowitz, Cyrus Penarroyo, Loren Yu, Dorit Aviv

  • Leave a Comment

    Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.