Wood, acrylic paint
12.5 x 10.25 in / 32 x 26 cm
Edition of 4
During the Hard Edge phase (1966-69), Mohr introduced geometry and constructibility (but not yet the computer) into his work. In a subjective selection process, geometric elements influenced by electronic and other technical signs are created and distributed over the entire pictorial surface. They are mobile signs, that means, they are exchangeable signs. Since all signs (forms) are surrounded by a pictorial force, they create in their juxtaposition a network of abstract visual tension.
The title of this piece references Mohr’s activity as a jazz musician during this time. It is representative of his hard edge paintings that were exhibited in Nov 1968 at his first solo exhibition with Daniel Templon gallery in Paris.