Olga, Raffaella Della: Line Up
The subject of the artist’s obsession for Line Up is "Alphabet": a typeface developed by Timothy Epps and the experimental psychologist Christopher Evans in England in the late 60’s.
"Alphabet" was the result of a challenge for them to find a system that would enable early computers to recognise fonts. Working within a five x five grid, Alphabet was designed entirely from vertical and horizontal lines.
For Raffaella della Olga, who is instinctively attracted by geometric and/or programmatic art, Epps and Evans’s font was the perfect object of study and inspiration. Her interpretation led her to develop an original and free interpretation of Alphabet using basic silk screen printing and paper embossing to create stunning geometric trompe-l’oeils. Page after page the twenty six letters of Alphabet create compositions toying with the history of both optical and abstract painting. Indirectly quoting the works of Sol Lewitt, Josef Albers and OP ART artist Bridget Riley.
Alphabet Book, Silkscreen and embossing on paper, Plastic spiral coil binding, Hot stamped unique hand made rubbed covers, 56p, Ed. of 26, num., sign., Paris, 2020, Three Star Books
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