Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, gallery wrapped canvas.
96 x 53 in.Being sold to benefit NC Modernist, non-profit documentation of Modernist houses across North Carolina.
John Hiigli was an abstract geometric painter and co-founder / co-director of Le Jardin a l'Ouest (the French-American preschool). He attended the University of Indiana in the early 1960s, the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in the mid-1960s sixties, Empire State College in the mid-1980s and Bank Street Graduate School of Education in the late 1980s.
Hiigli's transfixing geometric paintings synthesize the teachings of Jean Piaget and Richard Buckminster Fuller. He endeavors "to create certain images of totality, images that are optical and energetic—not a 'signal' or transmitter, or point of reception of 'something else'—but objects, states of mind, visions that stand for what they are in and of themselves."
Canvas in need of re-stretching; light surface grime.