RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Stella Untalan

I'm an artist living and working in Philadelphia. I make works on paper.

My drawings focus on measurement and probing.

Each series of marks is made by filling a tool then making marks until the liquid is gone. The repetition allows me to be caught up in a rhythm; the proximity of the marks create rest and action. I touch the surface, make the mark, and then move away. In this work the process defines the outcome. It is minimalist, repetitive, and iterative. In my work a topology of process is revealed.

My work is in several private collections.

Changing Fields

Changing Fields an artbook by Stella Untalan
Changing Fields an artbook by Stella Untalan
Changing Fields an artbook by Stella Untalan
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Ink on Canson paper

One dip of the fixed nib pen draws until the line runs out. The lines create different color fields from page to page. The color change is subtle and the values are oh so close. This book uses the measurements vocabulary and tools that I have been investigating for the past couple years.

$75

additional RiTUAL 2015 books

Not A Cypher a book by Stella Untalan Not A Cypher a book by Stella Untalan Not A Cypher a book by Stella Untalan
Not A Cypher    $75      
point by point by stella untalan point by point by stella untalan point by point a single sheet book by stella untalan
point by point    $75      

Artwork in Ritual Single-sheet book show (2013)

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