fontface's geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters

fontface's geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters

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celebrating imperfections and the essence of minimalism

 

In the world of creative expression, minimalism transcends mere simplicity; it embodies a profound artistic journey of exploration. For Fontface, an artist who has spent two decades engaged in the relentless pursuit of true minimalism, this aesthetic journey is not a mere subtraction of elements but a complex distillation of artistic work to its purest form. After navigating the emptiness of walls, canvases, colors, and shapes, the artist’s search goes beyond the superficial, demanding an introspective process that unveils the core, the soul, and the intrinsic meaning within the artist persona.

 

The culminating artworks explore a range of geometric and unconventional forms taking over both expected and unexpected spaces in configurations that are marked by celebrated imperfections and visual density, carrying a minimalism more profound than Fontface’s early career’s intent. ‘It seems the essence I sought was never to be found in the surface of the aesthetic. I really found minimalism when I finally let go the idea of minimalism itself and start trusting imperfection,’ he notes.

fontface's geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters
all images courtesy of Fontface

 

 

fontface explores the purirty of artistic expression

 

Growing up with the mantra of ‘less is more,’ Fontface has sought to redefine minimalism in its true essence. ‘I embarked on a journey seeking the essence of minimalism in my art, a quest to get to the purest form of expression onto the blank surface before me,’ the artist reflects. What emerged was not the envisioned perfection, but a complex path of self-acceptance built patiently through shapes and imperfections.

 

In the early stages of his artistic journey, faces took shape using minimal typefaces. Each letter on the canvas played a crucial role in conveying a message with precision and simplicity. Those faces, born from the careful arrangement of characters, represented a significant achievement in the perception of minimalism in art. Following this, Fontface delved into geometrical and unconventional forms following a spark of inspiration by the purity of shapes which became the playground for experimentation. Mixing them with colors on various surfaces — walls, posters, canvases, stickers — Fontface found something perpetually missing. The pursuit of cleanliness for the sake of minimalism inadvertently limited expression, creating a barrier for both the artist but and also the true essence of minimalism.

fontface's geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters
Fontface explores the essence of minimalism

 

 

Reflecting on the evolution of artistic aspirations, Fontface acknowledges that the road to true minimalism is far from a linear trajectory. Stripping away layers paradoxically revealed more depth, creating a visual richness that defied the initial intent. Yet, upon closer inspection, an inherent balance emerged – a delicate equilibrium between the silent language of shapes and the profound resonance of what they once would have perceived as a mistake.

fontface's geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters
seeing minimalism as not a mere subtraction of elements but a complex distillation of artistic work to its purest form

fontface's geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters
after navigating the emptiness of walls, canvases, colors, and shapes, the artist’s search goes beyond the superficial

fontface's geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters
Fontface delves into geometrical and unconventional forms inspired by the purity of shapes

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fontface's geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters
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geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters

geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters

geometric explorations of minimalism take over walls, canvases, and posters

 

 

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artist: Fontface

 

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