Anonima Group

14 April 2009


“The American artist collaborative, Anonima Group, was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1960 by Ernst Benkert, Francis Hewitt and Ed Mieczkowski. Propelled by their rejection of the cult of the individual ego and automatic style of the Abstract Expressionists, the artists worked collaboratively on grid-based, spatially fluctuating drawings and paintings that were precise investigations of the scientific phenomena and psychology of optical perception. The work was accompanied by writings: proposals, projects and manifestos – socialist in nature – which the artists considered essential to the experience and understanding of their work.”

Some very interesting works that I highly recommend checking out.


15 April 2009, 10:39 am wendy walker says:

You may be interested to know that Ernst Benkert has a book forthcoming from Proteotypes, the publishing arm of the Proteus Gowanus Gallery/Reading Room in Brooklyn. The book is called 623 TITLES WITHOUT PAINTINGS. More information is available on the gallery website.

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