Acrylic on Gatorboard
44,7 x 31 x 3,8 cm (unframed)
55,6 x 41,8 x 6,3 cm (framed)
In 1994, shortly before the death of Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal from AIDS-related illness, General Idea realized the Infe©ted Mondrian series, introduced by Mondriaids (Indiana) Study. The project was led by Felix Partz.
Consisting of ten paintings on Gatorboard — plus Mondriaids (Indiana) Study — the series appropriates and subverts the aesthetic of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872–1944). Each work of the series reproduces one of Mondrian’s iconic De Stijl abstract paintings, or rather one of its catalogue reproductions. Partz replaced the yellow of Mondrian’s works with green, a color that the painter abhorred.
The combination of red, blue and green colors is also a directed reference to General Idea’s AIDS project: paintings, wallpapers, posters and sculptures made by General Idea beginning in 1987.