Entry from US English dictionary
Relating to a style of abstract painting characterized by geometric shapes with sharply defined edges and often in bright colors.
- In a 1997 painting parodying hard-edge geometric abstraction, Owens presents two rows of vertical stripes that read as skyscrapers receding into space.
- For his new, large-scale collages, for instance, he cut up hundreds of his photos in small geometric shapes, which he randomly taped together in compositions that resemble hard-edge abstract paintings.
- He has maintained ever since a passion for striking color contrasts, hard-edge geometric form, seriality and the grid as the overt or underlying structure governing his compositions.
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