The international art project COVIMETRY is a global manifestation of various trends in geometric art, aware of its time.
The name COVIMETRY comes from the combination of two words: COVID (Corona Virus Desease) and GEOMETRY (any trend in geometric art: constructivist, hard edge, minimal art, op-art, concrete art, non-objective art, discursive geometry and others).
About 300 artists from over 40 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia take part in the project. The number of participants and countries continues to grow.
The starting theme of all the work is an anti-virus mask template. The presented works have been realized in various techniques and technologies, such as: drawing, painting, graphics, collage, object, photography, mix media, computer animation, video.
Organized by Mark Starel, Poland.
My contribution to the project.
COVIMETRY _ BWA Gallery _ Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
International COVIMETRY exhibition
BWA Gallery, ul. Siennieńska 54, 27-400 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
December 4 – December 31, 2020
Curator: Mark Starel
The international COVIMETRY exhibition is the first global manifestation of various trends in geometric art, aware of its time. 232 artists from 36 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia take part in the exhibition. The starting motive for all the works was an anti-virus mask template. The works were realized in various techniques and technologies. Participation in the COVIMETRY project gave the artists the opportunity to use any artistic strategies proposed by the curator. After the exhibition at the BWA Gallery in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, further editions of this exhibition are planned in renowned domestic and foreign galleries, museums and art centers.
Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, USA
April 19 – June 6, 2021
A partnership between Discursive Geometry and the Ely Center of Contemporary Art
Living with a lifelong passion for Geometry and year-long isolation from the devastating pandemic Covid, artist and curator Mark Starel of Warsaw Poland brought the two together (geometry & mask) with his newest exhibit COVIMETRY.
Today human survival is dependent upon our using an “antivirus” mask covering our most noted communication tool, our mouths, along with noses and much of our face. The mask has hindered our ability to read others expressions and feelings. By adopting the mask as a template and canvas, it now becomes a form for expression- even if just a fragment of a bigger picture of our times metaphorically.
Starel also brought together over 300 artists, uniting continents and likeminded geo-zealots. His intention is to grow the exhibit until it reaches 1000 artists, representing every country as a global community. Different artistic strategies are conveyed, exploring the shape and structure of the mask through the inclusion of a variety of media, styles and techniques that allow for contemporary notions of how geometry is being investigated today.
— Suzan Shutan