Texts: Susan Larsen, Neil Juhl Larsen
Publisher: Hudson Hills Press, U.S.
304 pp. | 31x27cm.
Charles Biederman began his career painting landscapes, still-lifes and self-portraits inspired by the geometry of cubism and geometric abstraction. He was particularly drawn to the relationship between nature and art, and wrote extensively on the subject – it became the topic of 7 books that he published. Deeply engaged in the theories of art and nature and art and science, he maintained correspondence with Nobel-prize winning physicist Bohn, over 9 years. Biederman held nature as the ultimate root of art and insisted upon a wholly abstract translation of the nature into visual elements of colour, plane and form. He discovered metal sculpture reliefs to be how he could convey his vision of creating pure visual forms. In his reliefs small metal forms project from the surface and enliven the monochromatic background planes.