The Easel

9th July 2024

Vera Molnár: Parler à l’oeil

Molnar’s art has its humour but essentially it is an intellectual exercise into order and the breaking down of order. Starting with a page of squares, for example, she “joins them, divides them, spaces them, squeezes them, flattens them and shakes them” until the image is reduced to an aesthetically pleasing incoherence. Some call her the “godmother of generative art”, but she was a godmother prone to intervention. In an interview, she said “I love order, but I can’t stand it,” Images are here.