Painting: The 2-1/2 Dimension

Renaissance artists prided themselves on their mastery of perspective, which could make a flat-surfaced painting seem to recede into infinity; cubist painters warped the lines of sight to show several sides of the same object on a flat canvas. Today, younger artists are finding that they need even more room to explore their illusive imagery. The results are constructions (see color) that fall somewhere between two-dimensional painting and three-dimensional sculpture. The artists might best be described as working in 21 dimensions.

Space Reporters. For the U.S.'s John Willenbecher, 31, the extra half-dimension grows out of his enthusiasm for the space...

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