Vito Acconci, Robert Barry, Robert Bechtle, Gunter Brus, Chris Burden, Joel Fisher, Terry Fox, Robert Hudson, Joan Jonas, Barry Le Va, Tom Marioni, Julie Mehretu, Rammellzee, Tim Rollins + K.O.S., Steve Reich, Wayne Thiebaud, William T. Wiley
Make yourself small and imagine the beauty of skating across a copper plate, maybe with rusty skates, and seeing incisions that result from this action. You’ll see there is a certain fragrance to a line cut with a tool. Some lines will be staccato flecks, all waiting to be filled with ink. Scrawling, scratching, drawing, dripping upon, and otherwise talking to a plate of metal illustrates the true nature of this medium.
So it’s a kind of 3-part harmony: the artist, a metal plate and a device to make marks. All of these artists have clearly fallen for the seductive elements of this art form.