V a r i a t i o n s
M a r f a , T e x a s

 

The term Variations refers to the process of creating a variation of a subject. I deconstruct

the subject by photographing numerous details of the structure and later combine selected

fragments to form a new image—a variation.

In 2018, after working with concrete grain silos for many years, I was inspired by another

type of concrete structure during a visit to Marfa, Texas. Although Donald Judd’s “15 untitled

works in concrete” is my subject, the experience of viewing his “100 works in mill aluminum”

was the inspiration.

It is difficult to convey exactly why I have devoted so much time and energy to “Variations”,

but I believe at the core is my fascination with the artist’s ability to modulate space—in my

case, to deconstruct, rearrange, and thus fabricate space. Other than Donald Judd, the

primary influence on this work has been the Ukrainian painter Kazimir Malevich.

Lyle Gomes
July 2020

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V a r i a t i o n s
M a r f a , T e x a s

 

The term Variations refers to the process of creating a variation of a subject. I deconstruct

the subject by photographing numerous details of the structure and later combine selected

fragments to form a new image—a variation.

In 2018, after working with concrete grain silos for many years, I was inspired by another

type of concrete structure during a visit to Marfa, Texas. Although Donald Judd’s “15 untitled

works in concrete” is my subject, the experience of viewing his “100 works in mill aluminum”

was the inspiration.

It is difficult to convey exactly why I have devoted so much time and energy to “Variations”,

but I believe at the core is my fascination with the artist’s ability to modulate space—in my

case, to deconstruct, rearrange, and thus fabricate space. Other than Donald Judd, the

primary influence on this work has been the Ukrainian painter Kazimir Malevich.

Lyle Gomes
July 2020

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