This month we pay homage to the work of Canadian-American artist Agnes Martin.
The sincerity and precision of this work and its humbling relationship with perfection reveals itself on closer inspecition.
Agnes Martin (1912-2004) studied to be a school teacher, but came to New York City in the 1950s to pursue her art, living alone in a loft in lower Manhattan.
However, she soon took flight, leaving the art world behind her, and ultimately settling in New Mexico after a long road trip. She lived alone all her life.
For us her work represents a zen like quest for perfection, but with a gentle touch, a little space for happiness and maybe even doubt. It is abstract, it is expressive and it is daringly economical in its means. We salute you Agnes Martin, and thank you for your work.
We made a playlist that is inspired by the work.