nine prints

James Siena American

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In his prints, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Siena responds to a set of predetermined instructions that he calls visual algorithms. While the algorithms provide structure, Siena embraces the unpredictability inherent to his freehand approach: he draws repeating lines, irregular grids, and interlocking shapes without the aid of a ruler or other mechanical device. The jewel-like works that make up Nine Prints are indicative of Siena’s sophisticated understanding of color theory.

nine prints, James Siena (American, born Oceanside, California, 1957), Etching and engraving

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