Hassan Sharif

Semi-Systems

Seven Points Angular Lines – Part 1, 2013

Mixed media

23.40h x 16.50w in (59.44h x 41.91w cm)

Lines No 2, 2012

Graphite on paper

23.40h x 16.54w in (59.43h x 42.02w cm)

Lines No 1, 2012

Graphite on paper

23.40h x 16.54w in (59.43h x 42.02w cm)

Lines No 3, 2012

Graphite on paper

23.40h x 16.54w in (59.43h x 42.02w cm)

Seven Points Angular Lines – Part 2, 2013

Mixed media in 3 parts

31.50h x 15.80w x 1d in (80.01h x 40.13w x 2.54d cm)

The Empty Square, 2010

Gouache on paper in six parts

23.40h x 16.50w in (59.44h x 41.91w cm)

Broken Horizontal Lines No. 3, 1983/2006

Ink on paper

16.60h x 23.40w in (42.16h x 59.44w cm)

Description

Beginning in the early 1980s, Hassan Sharif explored a systematic approach to art-making based on rhythmic steps and repetitious method, coining the term “semi-systems” to refer to a series of drawings that adhered to a specific constructive process.