This research project began by examining Theo van Doesburg’s painting “Composition VIII,” using the painting as a section of a model, of which a small part was chosen and extracted as a basic unit of a more complex structure.
The objective was to explore the potential of a simple form by exaggerating its existing formal qualities while attaching new elements to it.
To break the dominant triangular feature of the basic form, oblique planes are introduced that essentially alter the stability and direction of the form. The white pathways in the model highlight the circulation that lead the viewer to the hidden spaces behind.
This process of addition and subtraction does not follow any particular order throughout the transformation. Therefore, the drawing is not a chronological documentation of the transition but rather an analysis of how the model evolved.