Karmelo Bermejo

Blank, 2013

Blank canvas made of solid white acrylic paint
Hong Kong 2015

Karmelo Bermejo Blank, 2013 Blank canvas made of solid white acrylic paint Signed with invisible ink Accompanied by a transparent Certificate of Authenticity, printed and signed with invisible ink Installation view Yokohama Triennale, Yokohoma, Japan, 2014 The title of the piece alludes to its shape; that of an unused canvas. 'Blank' is a handcrafted white monochrome, comprised of hundreds of white paint layers which were applied over a period of six months to achieve the shape of a ready-made canvas. The monochromatic characteristics in each of its layers makes the work a genuine monochrome, unlike those obtained in the traditional way, unifying the colour in the surface of the canvas. Its authenticity as a monochrome implies is falseness as a canvas; its cloth, stretcher and staples are made of solid white paint. Blank is the trompe-l'oeil of a readymade. Blank is also a trompe-l’oeil of the absence of paint, simulated by paint.

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