Roman Opalka - The Finite Defined by the Nonfinite, 1965-2011
Numerous canvases covered in mathematical sequences organized in narrow horizontal rows with acrylic paint and size 0 brushes, painted by hand and using no rulers. The first number on each new canvas follows the last number of the previous one.
“All my work is a single thing, the description from number one to infinity. A single thing, a single life.”
The last number Opalka painted before his death on August 6, 2011, was 5,607,249.