Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Artist Statement: Cut Paper

Geoff Nees has been working of an ongoing series of works on paper spanning the last seven years. Created by a simple hand embossing technique, each mark applied one after the other to build the overall surface slowly and laboriously into the simplest of gestures, a circle, its negative or positive space, nothing has been applied in the process nor any thing removed. The work expresses the qualities of the paper itself as much as the patterns reveal a form. Subtle yet quietly captivating the work has an intensity which slowly reveals itself.

It is not possible to adequately reproduce the work of Geoff Nees, the marks on paper are too fine to come up in reproduction.