Roman Opalka - The Finite Defined by the Nonfinite, 1965-2011

Numerous canvases covered in mathematical sequences organized in narrow horizontal rows with acrylic paint and size 0 brushes, painted by hand and using no rulers. The first number on each new canvas follows the last number of the previous one. 

“All my work is a single thing, the description from number one to infinity. A single thing, a single life.”

The last number Opalka painted before his death on August 6, 2011, was 5,607,249.

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  • Posted: 22 June 2012

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