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.

Not A Cypher

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 a book by Stella Untalan

Measuring is an essential aspect of my work. This book is a continuation of markmaking with a dropper. A dropper is filled and I touch the surface to release the ink multiple times until the dropper is empty. The marks are made continuously filling each page. The dots begin to have a texture. They feel like writing but they are not.

White ink on black Canson paper.

$75

In RiTUAL 2017 : also by this artist

Buffing It Out by Stella Untalan Buffing It Out by Stella Untalan Buffing It Out by Stella Untalan
Buffing It Out    $75      
Color Coded an artist book by Stella Untalan Color Coded an artist book by Stella Untalan Color Coded an artist book by Stella Untalan
Color Coded 01    $75      
Color Coded 02 an artist book by Stella Untalan Color Coded 02 an artist book by Stella Untalan Color Coded 02 an artist book by Stella Untalan
Color Coded 02    $75      

RiTUAL 2015 books by this artist

Changing Fields an artbook by Stella Untalan Changing Fields an artbook by Stella Untalan Changing Fields an artbook by Stella Untalan
Changing Fields    $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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