graphic-surgery-increment-celal-1The Dutch duo Graphic Surgery, consisting of Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra, two artists who have worked together since the year of 2000 opened last Thursday Increment their newest show at Galerie Celal in Paris.
Known for their monochromatic abstract work characterised by a focus on geometrical intersecting planes, depth and a fascination for industrial structures like cranes a continuous source of inspiration as the universal symbol of transforming cities, and the key element of Graphic Surgery’s visual vocabulary.

Increment  features an array of small scale collages, larger abstract paper and wood artworks. The title of the exhibitiorefers to the mathematical term meaning increasing in number or quantity. The new body of work adds a new dimension to their work, an element of physical depht.

The duo experimented in this occasion with geometrical and linear compositions in paper and wood, combining traditional and a modern techniques like lasercutting. By intuitively rearranging these layers on top of each other, they manage to create reliefs that increasingly deepen or increment an originally two dimensional design, like the one we saw in Catanzaro, Italy last year (here) .

The exhibition will be on view until February 20th, 2016 at Galerie Celal in Paris.

Read the full press release here.

Increment A3-A5 (2015) Wood assemblages 2 x 80 x 110 x 3,5 cm
Increment A3-A5 (2015)
Wood assemblages
2 x 80 x 110 x 3,5 cm

Increment X1-X4 (2016) Wood assemblages 48 x 68 x 3,5 cm
Increment X1-X4 (2016)
Wood assemblages
48 x 68 x 3,5 cm

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Increment M4 (2016) Wood assemblage 58 x 78 x 4 cm Increment M4 (2016)
Wood assemblage
58 x 78 x 4 cm
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Increment XXXVII-VII (2015) Paper collages 8 x 16 x 22 x 1 cm Increment XXXVII-VII (2015)
Paper collages
8 x 16 x 22 x 1 cm
Decrement I-II (2016) Wood reliëf 50 x 70 x 4,5 cm Increment O1 (2016) Wood assemblage 150 x 200 x 3,6 cm Decrement I-II (2016)
Wood reliëf
50 x 70 x 4,5 cm
Increment O1 (2016)
Wood assemblage
150 x 200 x 3,6 cm
Increment M6 (2016) Wood assemblage 58 x 78 x 4,5 cm Decrement I-II (2016) Wood reliëfs 50 x 70 x 4,5 cm Increment O1 (2016) Wood assemblage 150 x 200 x 3,6 cm Increment M6 (2016)
Wood assemblage
58 x 78 x 4,5 cm
Decrement I-II (2016)
Wood reliëfs
50 x 70 x 4,5 cm
Increment O1 (2016)
Wood assemblage
150 x 200 x 3,6 cm
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