Joseph Csaky 1920, multidimensional relief, limestone, polychrome, 80 cm, Kröller-Müller Museum

Multidimensional art is art that cannot be represented on a two-dimensional flat canvas. Artists create a third dimension with paper or another medium.[1] In multidimensional art an artist can make use of virtually any items (mediums).

Materials used in multidimensional art

Many artists make use of the objects and items they find in nature and or man made items. Some artists use paper[2] and others make use of rubber, plastic, or sculpture.[3] Artists also use other man made items like: textiles, milk cartons, or beads.[4]

Japanese born Nobuhiro Nakanishi puts photos on see through plastic and orders the photos in chronological order. He then mounts the photos on a wall in a line (stacking them) which gives the viewer a different perspective.[5]

Multi-dimensional artists

See also


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  4. ^ Sklar, Debbie (10 March 2010). "Artist finds benefits of creativity are multidimensional". MediaNews Group, Inc. The Orange County Register. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  5. ^ Richman-Abdou, Kelly (9 June 2017). "Artist Layers Acrylic Landscape Photos into Multidimensional Installations". My Modern Met. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  6. ^ Kröller-Müller Museum, Csaky, Deux figures, 1920, Relief Archived 1 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
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