How often have you gone to an art gallery, stared at a seemingly blank canvas, and said, "huh?" Sometimes minimalist painting has that affect on viewers, yet when one dares to explore beneath the surface, it's possible to appreciate the spare, meditative elegance for what it is. Australian artist Sean Kerr brings the minimalist movement to net art with "dot," a web-only component of "beat\_LESS," a six-part series of minimalist works of art. Those skeptical of the minimalist movement will appreciate the playfulness of "dot," which has an element of irreverence and humor. In a realm where less is less (in terms of complex visual effects), Kerr is either breaking new ground or criticizing ground broken by abstract painters. Or both. Hmmm...
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