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John Aiken, b.1950

Black Square1975

Black Square is a 1975 work by John Aiken. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumTape and conte on paper (from a suite of 6)
Dimensions Unframed, 18 x 17.9 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.102 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
John Aiken, Black Square, 1975, Tape and conte on paper (from a suite of 6), Unframed, 18 x 17.9 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

John Aiken b.1950

Northern Irish sculptor John Aiken studied at the Chelsea School of Art, London. Using materials including sand, stone, steel and wood, Aiken’s practice is informed by military architecture and the aesthetics of geometry and rational construction. He has exhibited extensively since the 1980s and has completed large-scale sculptures and environmental works at locations including St Anne’s Square, Belfast; Newgate Bastion, Derry; University College Hospital, London and Paddington Central, London.

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